Hernia’s are not talked about often though they are pretty common. This is why the month of June is Hernia Awareness Month. Hernias typically occur when an organ or internal tissue slips through a weakness or tear in the abdominal area or other part of the body. We at Bel Marra feel that we need to do our part and spread the word about a condition that affects so many seniors today. We have rounded-up a list of articles covering abdominal wall hernias, inguinal hernia recovery, hiatal hernia treatment, and the best foods for a hiatal hernia diet. Being more informed about this common condition can give you the tools to find the best treatment for you.
Hiatal hernia treatment with natural home remedies
Hiatal hernia, a type of abdominal wall hernia, is a condition in which the stomach lining pushes through the chest. The hiatus is the opening of the diaphragm, which separates the chest cavity and the abdomen. There are two main types of hiatal hernias: sliding and para-esophageal. In a sliding hiatal hernia, the stomach slides up to the chest – this is the most common kind. A para-esophageal hiatal hernia is less common and it is when a part of the stomach pushes through the hiatus, ending up in the esophagus. A para esophageal hernia can be symptomless, but there is a raised risk that the stomach can become strangled and end up with its blood supply cut off. Continue reading…
Hiatal hernia diet: Foods that trigger symptoms, foods to eat after surgery
A hiatal hernia can be uncomfortable at the best of times, but when food enters into the equation, it can make the situation even worse, so a hiatal hernia diet is often recommended to sufferers.
A hiatal hernia or, as some refer to it, hiatus hernia, takes place when part of the stomach pushes upward through the diaphragm. Under normal conditions, our diaphragm has a small opening called the hiatus through which our food tube, the esophagus, passes on its way to our stomach. When the stomach pushes up through this opening, that’s a hiatal hernia. It becomes uncomfortable when a large hernia allows food to back up into the esophagus. This leads to ongoing heartburn. Continue reading…
Inguinal Hernia Recovery: Treatment, Prevention, and Home Remedies
Inguinal hernias develop when the tissues of the abdomen bulge through a weaker part of the lower abdominal wall. There are two types of inguinal hernias: indirect and direct.
Indirect inguinal hernias are caused by a defect in the abdominal wall that is present at birth. On the other hand, direct hernias develop over time and are a result of muscle weakness in the lower abdomen—they are most prominent in males.
The first sign of an inguinal hernia is a small bulge in one or both sides of the groin. The size of the bulge may increase over time. Other signs and symptoms of an inguinal hernia include discomfort or pain in the groin region, feeling weak, aching in the groin, and a swollen or enlarged scrotum. Continue reading…
Abdominal hernia repair recovery takes longer than expected, especially in women
Abdominal hernia repair recovery has been found to take longer than expected, especially in women. The findings from the Mayo Clinic suggest that patients should be able to quickly return to their normal activities following an abdominal hernia repair, but many patients still experience pain and fatigue up to several days after the surgery. Furthermore, individuals under the age of 60 and women were found to have longer recoveries.
Senior author Juliane Bingener-Casey said, “Physicians may need to work with patients to set more realistic expectations about recovery and help them better cope with pain and fatigue after the procedure. It may be that people expect, when they’ve seen their neighbors after laparoscopic gall bladder surgery and they’re back taking a walk the next day that they’ll be able to do the same thing with laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. They will probably find out that it takes several days before they start moving the way they usually do.” Continue reading…
Abdominal wall hernia symptoms, types, causes and prevention
Abdominal wall hernia, also known as stomach hernia, can result from an abdominal organ pushing its way through a tear in the muscles of the abdomen. It is a fairly common condition, and as many as 10 percent of people can develop a hernia in their lifetime and more than 500,000 hernia operations occur yearly in the U.S. It is actually the most common procedure in the U.S. and can be easily performed using laparoscopy.
A hernia can be painful and result in a lump – or outpouching – that sticks up from your abdomen, or it can be smaller, soft and without pain. The lump is caused by the organ that has pushed its way through a weak or thin spot in the abdomen – the bowel, the intestine, the bladder or even fatty tissues. People often attempt to push the hernia back in, unfortunately it only ends up recurring at a later date. If proper treatment is not pursued, the hernia can lose its blood supply and become strangulated, thus resulting in a medical emergency. Continue reading…