Hiatal or a hiatus hernia is a painful condition which is as a result of the upper part of the stomach invading the chest cavity through the diaphragm. Hiatus is the space between your stomach and diaphragm and is necessary to allow expansion and contraction of the latter during breathing. A Hiatal hernia may be difficult to detect among patients aged below 60 years. Hiatal hernia causes sharp pain that may last for hours.
5 causes of a hiatal hernia
- Having an abnormally large hiatus due to a birth deformity.
- Severe abdominal muscle weakness
- Unhealthy lifestyle which negatively affects body’s pH
- Muscle strain attributable to frequently using excess pressure when coughing, vomiting or experiencing bowel movement.
- Sustained accidents around abdomen which have lasting effects
Fixed and sliding hiatal hernia
Hiatal hernia is classified according to stomach movement inside the hiatus. A fixed or a Para-esophageal hernia takes place when the upper stomach gets lodged inside the hiatus. Apart from causing tremendous pain, fixed hernia cuts off blood supply to the stomach, leading to accumulation of waste products and death of trapped stomach tissue.
Sliding hernia occurs when the upper portion of the stomach and diaphragm move through the hiatus.
Symptoms of hiatal hernia
- Feeling unusually full after consuming a meal.
- Vomiting blood in severe fixed hiatal hernia
- Passing blood stained stool associated with severe fixed hiatal hernia
- Sharp pain experienced in the chest and diaphragm
- Unusual belching
5 ways to naturally heal Hiatal Hernia
1. Avoid unhealthy living
Frequently indulging in foods rich in acidity such as Apple Cider Vinegar, cinnamon, lemons and slippery elms contributes to stomach inflammation leading to swelling. Excess alcohol intake has a similar effect since ethanol is an alkaline. When ingested, ethanol will neutralize Hydrochloric acid present in the stomach. A drop in pH triggers causes the brain to compel stomach lining to produce additional acid to restore normal pH.
2. Set adequate intervals between your meals
Individuals who eat heavy dinners then wake up to large breakfasts are at risk of suffering hiatus hernia. Proper digestion requires 6-8 hours. Eating at the wrong time leads to bulking up that causes the stomach to produce additional acid hence altering internal pH and causes swelling.
3. Avoid consuming coffee
Coffee contains properties which alter your stomach’s acidity level. During the onset of abdominal and chest pain, it is wise to avoid coffee because it will only worsen the pain.
4. Avoid antacids
Though antacids will bring relief through neutralizing excess acidity in the body, the long-term effects far outweigh short-term pain relief. Heavily relying on magnesium based antacids causes constipation. Victims in this situation are forced to strain abdominal muscles to necessitate bowel movement hence straining their already trapped stomachs.
5. Take Grocare’s Xembran, Hernica and Acidim
Grocare is an Indian based healthcare company providing effective alternatives to medical conditions requiring surgery. Xembran effectively eliminates the notorious H.Pylori bacteria responsible for the hernia and other stomach related illnesses such as ulcers. Hernica strengthens stomach lining and abdominal walls to minimize inflammation effects attributable to H.Pylori bacteria. Acidim restores the stomach’s pH hence curbing any possibilities of future recurrence on hiatus hernia.
The 5 steps highlighted above will only work if you follow them without fail. Hiatal hernia cure and safety from future recurrence can be achieved after 6 months of strictly adhering to healthy diets, and Grocare’s hiatal hernia medication.
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