Hernia patients may purchase hernia belts at a number of online or brick-and-mortar locations, including Wal-Mart, Sears, Walgreens or Amazon.com. Prices vary depending on the type of hernia and the quality of support the belt provides.
Hernias occur when organs or fatty tissue squeeze through weakened muscle tissue, usually in the abdominal or groin area, states WebMD. This usually happens as a result of pressure caused by heavy lifting without stabilizing the abdominal muscles, diarrhea or constipation, obesity, or childbirth. The most common type of hernia is the inguinal in which the intestine or bladder protrudes through connective tissue in the groin area. Hernias can affect men, women and children of all ages, but men are most at risk.