According to a clinical study, inguinal hernias account for 75% of abdominal wall hernias, with a lifetime risk for men at almost 30%! We’ve spoken to and insured hundreds of people who have been diagnosed with hernias and have made sure our medical questionnaire is relevant and concise. We will ask whether you’ve had surgery, and if so, whether it was successful or if you have any ongoing complications which allows us to offer a competitive premium based on your circumstances.
If you have a hernia, you’re probably aware that prolonged periods of sitting can cause discomfort. Unfortunately, this is commonplace when travelling by air. It’s recommended to discuss your travel plans with your GP or consultant before you set to the sky, as they are best placed to give you appropriate medical advice. Standing, or taking a short walk during the flight is key to release any pressure on your abdominal wall.