Hiatus hernia may develop in people of all ages and both sexes, although it is considered to be a condition of middle age.
In fact, the majority of otherwise normal people past the age of 50 have small hiatus hernia.
HOME REMEDIES: HERNIA
· Do not apply any heat to the area and avoid any pressure over the swollen area.
· An ice bag may help to control the pain.
· Do not exhaust yourself.
· Do not exercise with full stomach.
· If you are overweight, losing weight alone may relieve the symptoms
· Do not smoke.
· Avoid wearing tight clothes around your chest or abdomen. They put pressure on the stomach.
· Elevate the head of your bed 6 inches by placing bricks under the bed frame. Gravity will help prevent stomach acid from
moving up into esophagus as you sleep. Do not use pillows, as they tend to increase pressure on the abdomen.
· Avoid eating large meals. Eating small, frequent, bland meals to keep pressure on the esophageal sphincter.
· Do not eat for at least 2 hours before going to sleep.
· Avoid spicy and acidic foods.
· Do not bend over or lie down after eating.
· Avoid drinking alcohol.
· Avoid eating fats or high cholesterol foods that causes bloating in the abdomen.
· Avoid constipation, avoid straining during bowel
movements and protect the back when lifting heavy objects.
· Gotu Kola is good for wound healing and is an effective general tonic.
· American Ginseng helps strengthen internal defenses.
· Slippery Elm and Chamomile both may be given to day old babies for curing hernia. Make up a paste of slippery elm (one dessertspoonful)
mixed into chamomile tea and eat it in tiny teaspoonfuls so that each swallow coats the area.
· Avoid or reduce pressure on your stomach.
· Include extra fiber in the diet.
· Do not consume spicy foods, and do not take enzyme
supplements that contain hydrochloric acid.
· Drink 1/4 cup of aloe vera juice in the morning and again at night.
· Do not use peppermint within two hours of meals.