What are Hernia Belts?
A hernia belt is one of several devices used to provide a degree of comfort and support to patients suffering with a hernia. In general, hernia belts are soft and relatively absorbent, hinder the ability of hernias to protrude, and make it possible to engage in a number of everyday activities. Along with customized versions, there are also mass produced hernia belts available at most drugstores. While there are some variations on the construction of the belt, just about every design does have a few features in common. The material is usually lightweight and includes a padded elastic waistband that is configured to not roll or move out of position. While some models utilize buckles or large metal snaps to secure the garment in place, newer designs incorporate a simple hook and loop configuration that is easy to secure. Just about any type of hernia belt is machine washable, making it easy to care for the garment. Hernia belts are one of several options available to people suffering with