What is Hernia:
A hernia is a general term which refers to a protrusion of tissue through a structure or part of an organ. In other words, when something penetrates through muscle tissue or a membrane. Hernias most commonly occur in the abdomen. A part of the abdominal wall may be weak and allows a localized hole to develop this hole is also known as a defect.
Tissue or abdominal organs may penetrate through this hole. A hernia that involves the spinal discs commonly causes pain in the lower back, whichcan radiate down one or both legs (sciatica). Hernias happen more frequently in certain parts of the body, like the abdomen, groin and upper thigh area, and belly button area. They also can happen in any place where you may have had an incision from surgery.
What is Hernia Pain:
Pain occurs from hernias for several reasons, Pain can occur because the tissue at and around the hole is being stretched or torn and therefor in some fashion damaged. This usually will cause pain directly at the site of the hernia and is Localized Pain. Pain may also occur as a result of irritation of or damage to area nerves as a result of the hernia and its contents pushing into or pinching the nerves.
Types of Hernia:
Below is a list of some of the most common hernias:
* Abdominal hernia
* Diaphragmatic hernia
* Hiatal hernia
* Herniatied disc
* Brain herniation
* Pelvic hernia, inguinal hernia
* Femoral hernias
* Umbilical hernia
* Epigastric hernia
* Ventral hernia
* Obtuator hernia
There are usually no symptoms. Some people have discomfort or pain. The discomfort may be worse when you stand, strain, or lift heavy objects. In time, most people will complain about a bump that is sore and growing.
If a hernia gets bigger, it may get stuck inside the hole and lose its blood supply. This is called “strangulation.” If this occurs, you will need urgent surgery.
Umbilical hernias can be present from birth, but most happen later due to pressure on openings or weaknesses in the abdominal cavity or wall. Hernias tend to run in families, and can be caused by such things as coughing, straining during elimination, lifting heavy objects, accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity, and obesity. Chroniclung disease can also cause a hernia.
* One of the most effective home remedies for hernia is by placing a few bricks under your bed’s head board thereby elevating your bed by at least six inches. Do not use any pillows because it increases pressure in the abdomen area.
* Avoid physical and mental stress. Practicing yoga will do you good for discipline and relaxation.
* Avoid spicy & acidic food.
* Having a healthy lifestyle is very important in treating hernia. If you are a cigarette smoker, you should immediately kick off the habit since smoking increases acidity in the stomach and worsens your condition. You should also avoid drinking alcoholic and caffeinated beverages. Even tea should be avoided.
* Drink warm tea in hot room and sweat it out.
* Do not exercise with full stomach.
* Another effective remedy for hernia is eating rice mixed with buttermilk and ripe banana twice every day. This diet is sure to enhance better digestion and prevent burning due to hernia.
* Do not bend over or lie down after eating.
* If you are overweight, losing weight alone may relieve the symptoms.
* An ice cube may help to control the pain.
* Drink 1/4 cup of aloe vera juice in the morning and again in the night.
* Do not get involved into activities that exhaust you out.