Enterocele or Hernia is described as a condition where an internal organ bulges through a weak region in the mesentery or muscle wall. There are different types of Hernia, depending upon the affected organ or the region where the condition is seen. These include "Inguinal hernia, is the most common type of hernia and affects the organs in the groin; Umbilical, around the belly button; Incisional, through a scar formed by trauma or by surgery; Hiatal, the stomach protrudes through the diaphragm into the chest; and Congenital diaphragmatic, a birth defect that needs surgery".
Hernia is very common and can be seen in men, women and children. Muscular weakness combined with heavy physical labor like lifting weights, can precipitate a hernia. Some people have from their birth weak abdominal muscles. They are more prone to suffer from Enterocele or Hernia.
Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia
Those are some common cause of a Hiatus Hernia. However to determine that you have a hernia some symptoms that you may develop will consist of
Chest and stomach pains
Regurgitation where one swallows food, but it works its way back up through the esophagus
Sometimes there can be no symptoms at all
Treatment & Home Remedies for Hiatus Hernia
If Hiatus Hernia is left untreated it can lead to a life full of health problems. Therefore it is crucial to treat or prevent a hernia right in its tracks. Some great treatments for hernias are prescription medications such as H2 blockers.
Pepcid Ac is an acid blocker that helps control the protrusion of the stomach and thus aids in Hiatus Hernia treatment.
Antacids that contain magnesium or aluminum help with hernias because the stabilize the stomachs acid.
You can also change your eating habits, by switching to smaller meals throughout the day.
Limit your intake on acid building foods like caffeine, spices and alcohol to keep control on Hiatus Hernia.
Home Remedies for Hiatus Hernia
It is recommended to quit smoking because it increases acid reflux and decreases saliva production. Saliva helps protect the throat from stomach acid.
Avoid Caffeine and Alcohol
Caffeine increases the production of stomach acid. Also, avoiding caffeine can help a person get to sleep easier and get better quality rest. Avoiding caffeine may also relieve nervousness and mental stress. Alcohol both irritates the stomach and causes increased acid production.
A balanced diet can have a serious and fast effect on a hiatal hernia. First, a balanced diet helps with weight loss, and being overweight is one of the most significant causes of acid reflux. Avoiding fatty foods helps with weight loss, and it also helps in the short-term. Fatty foods take longer to digest and allow acid to sit in the stomach longer. Removing fatty foods from the diet results in less acid with less time in the stomach.
Eating More Small Meals and Fewer Large Meals
A person that eats six little meals instead of three big meals is just as satisfied and free of hunger, but doesn't get full or bloated, which causes the stomach to expand into the chest.
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