Hernia is the condition that one in every five individual experiences. It occurs when an organ pushes through the outbound walls of the muscle or the tissue that hold it in place. The most common area where this affects is the abdomen but can appear in the groin areas and thighs too. Hernia condition is not life-threatening, but if left untreated they can lead to many dangerous complications. There is four main type of a hernia. An inguinal hernia - This type of a hernia affects the upper thighs and groin areas. A hiatal hernia- This is the most common type and affects the stomach and abdomen areas. An umbilical hernia - This is also a common type and can affect children and babies under six months old. This too is the condition of an abdomen. An incisional hernia - This type is rare and can happen when an abdominal surgery is done. The hernias can push through the incision scar left during the surgery. Hernia causes are many, and the main reason is the failure of the abdominal wall to close properly in the womb. Sometimes this happens due to surgery and due to the overweight of a person. Age too plays a factor sometimes. The symptoms of the a hernia include severe pain or discomfort in the affected area and a burning, aching sensation. Hernia can be treated mostly by making lifestyle changes and by avoiding lifting heavy weights, and a gastroenterologist can advise upon the medications to be followed. Hernia Repair Surgery Treatment is also done in some cases if the condition is severe.