Saturday, April 12, 2014

HIATUS HERNIA CARE

HIATUS HERNIA CARE

A hiatus hernia is a protrusion of stomach above the diaphragm through an opening in the muscles of diaphragm. More than 40 per cent of the population over 40 years of age has a hiatus hernia, most of which are asymptomatic.

The cause is unknown. It is possibly genetic and is thought to be secondary to trauma.

There is no specific treatment but nay constant accompanying gastro esophageal reflux should be treated.

  • Eat small meals and include additional fiber in the diet.
  • Add some aloe era juice to your daily intake of fluids to heal the intestinal lining.
  • Avoid heavy lifting. Should lifting be part of your occupation, avoid such exertion for several hours after meals.
  • Place several inches of elevating blocks under the legs of the head of the bed. This will allow gravity to keep the stomach lower when sleeping.
  • Do not lie down immediately after eating.
  • Avoid spicy and fried food.
  • Avoid coffee, tea, alcohol, colas and cigarettes. Do not wear tight clothing.
  • Avoid constipation and straining during bowel movements.