How to treat hernia without surgery

Hernia home remedies

The human body provides an abdominal wall that keeps the stomach and the intestines in place. However, this abdominal wall is made of muscle. So, if the muscle weakens or accidentally tears, the stomach or the intestines come bulging out of the abdominal wall and protrude in the form of a lump. This condition is known as a hernia. Vigorous exercises are one of the primary causes of such hernias. Weight lifting, for example, increases the abdominal pressure and this can rip the abdominal wall. Coughing and excessive strain during excretion are also factors that can lead to hernia.

Inguinal hernias — the ones that have the intestines bulging out in the groin — are most common in men than in women. Hiatal hernias are also known to occur though their occurrence is not known to be as frequent as that of inguinal hernias.

To contain hernias, you must use a truss. The truss helps to keep the organs in place. For this, you will need to consult your family physician: He, or she, will help you choose and decide on the truss that best suits your needs. You will also need to sit or lie in a posture that doesn't agitate the displaced organs. Ideally, it is advisable to raise the end of the bed at which you rest your head. In addition, you need to change the diet. Avoid milk and milk-related products that cause intestinal gas. You may also want to avoid onions, celery, raisins, carrots, and such other food items. Further, if the hernia strangulates, that is if blood supply to it is cut off, you will need to visit a hospital and get it surgically rectified.

answered by M W

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