Hernia : what is it and who to care treat
For informational purposes only. Consult your local medical authority for advice.
A bulging of an organ or tissue through an abnormal opening. Typically, a hernia involves the stomach or intestine. Symptoms include a bulge, swelling or pain. In some cases, there are no symptoms. Treatment includes monitoring the condition. If required, surgery can return tissue to its normal location and close the opening.
Symptoms include a bulge, swelling or pain. In some cases, there are no symptoms. Can have no symptoms, but people may experience: Pain areas: in the abdomen, pelvis, or testicle Pain types: can be dull Also common: abdominal discomfort, abdominal distension, groin discomfort, or tenderness
Laparoscopic surgery: Surgery that uses a video camera and thin tubes inserted into small cuts on the body to repair or remove tissue.
Hernia repair: Surgical repair of a weak spot on the abdominal wall so that the intestines can't push through.
How serious is a hernia?
Hernias can cause complications that are life-threatening. It's important that you seek emergency care if you experience symptoms such as nausea or vomiting, fever, or sudden pain. Early medical care and lifestyle changes can minimize symptoms. However, surgery is the only way to effectively treat a hernia.
What causes a hernia?
What Causes Hernias? Ultimately, all hernias are caused by a combination of pressure and an opening or weakness of muscle or fascia; the pressure pushes an organ or tissue through the opening or weak spot. Sometimes the muscle weakness is present at birth; more often, it occurs later in life.
How do you detect a hernia?
Your doctor will check for a bulge in the groin area. Because standing and coughing can make a hernia more prominent, you'll likely be asked to stand and cough or strain. If the diagnosis isn't readily apparent, your doctor might order an imaging test, such as an abdominal ultrasound, CT scan or MRI.
What happens if I ignore a hernia?
Hernia complications can be major, Typical hernia sites are in the groin, navel or near a previous abdominal scar. Ignoring a hernia or not seeking treatment can result in more serious complications including intestinal blockage, hernia incarceration, or hernia strangulation.
How can I heal a hernia naturally?
- Aloe vera. Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties.
- Taking short and light meals.
- Changes in diet are good for getting relief from hiatal hernia.
- Castor seed oil.
- Ice pack.
- Vegetable juice.
- Cycling exercise.
- Pool exercises for light resistance.
- Walk for 30 minutes.
Can you push a hernia back in?
Most inguinal hernias can be pushed back into the belly with gentle massage and pressure. An inguinal hernia will not heal on its own. If you have symptoms, or the hernia is growing, you may need surgery.