Why do they say "The navel can be untied" and is it worth being afraid of
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Let's not keep the intrigue and immediately say that the popular expression "Don't overdo it, otherwise the navel will untie" has no scientific basis. In an adult, the navel cannot be untied, no matter how hard he tries. But this does not mean that those who show too much zeal in work and exercise may not have other problems. Perhaps they became the basis for a funny and at the same time frightening saying.
The head of the Center for Herniology and Bariatric Surgery, Candidate of Medical Sciences Nikolay Doroh categorically declares that the navel cannot be untied. But there is a disease that looks like it has come undone after all - this is an umbilical hernia. In this case, the navel protrudes strongly and this is accompanied by painful sensations.
The umbilical cord connects mother and child inside the womb. Through it, the child receives nutrients. During childbirth, it is cut and its remainder is processed and bandaged, and after a while it completely disappears. Dr. Doroh says that the baby's navel can actually come undone. This happens very rarely if an outdated primitive technique of umbilical cord ligation is used in the maternity hospital.
An untied navel can cause extensive blood loss, which sometimes leads to the death of a child. Fortunately, this phenomenon is a rare exception. In modern obstetrics, special clothespins are used to prevent the umbilical cord from being untied. But the protrusion of the navel is very common. It can be caused even by the strong crying of a child.
At the same time, it is worth noting that a person's navel remains a weak point throughout his life. An umbilical hernia can appear at any age. In the young, it is most often caused by heavy physical exertion, and in the elderly, overeating is also added to this reason.
Both men and women suffer from hernias. Representatives of the fair sex are most susceptible to this ailment before childbirth and after the birth of a child. In infants, this problem is eliminated simply — with the help of massage or a set of special exercises. But an adult has only one way out — surgical intervention.
Doctors assure that any hernia should be taken very seriously. This is not just a painful condition, but also a deadly danger. An umbilical hernia can cause infringement of internal organs and, as a result, circulatory disorders and the appearance of necrosis.
Some people live with a small hernia for many years. As long as it is small and does not cause inconvenience, you don't have to worry. But if it starts to increase and cause unpleasant symptoms, then you need to urgently consult a doctor. Umbilical hernia, increasing, causes many problems. Among them are abdominal and back pain, constipation, belching, nausea and heaviness, discomfort in the umbilical region. The temperature may also rise, and to very dangerous levels
It's not difficult to avoid all this. To do this, you only need to train your abs muscles, avoid extra pounds, and in the case of pregnant and elderly people, wear a bandage. In most cases, these measures are enough to prevent the development of the disease.
The navel, which scientists consider to be the first scar on the human body, is absolutely unique. Like two identical fingerprints, there are no two identical navels. Finnish doctor Aki Sinkkonen claims that you can learn about a woman's childbearing function from the navel. It can also provide information about hereditary genetic diseases.
In this case, a group of scientists from Duke University in Finland learned that the location of the navel on the body may indicate some abilities. For example, to show how much a person is capable of running or swimming. The secret is simple — the navel is located in the center of the body and almost coincides with the center of gravity. And it is quite possible to live without a navel, but for this you need to do a serious surgical operation.