Great news for hiatal hernia sufferers! You can do a huge amount to lessen the symptoms with simple, natural home remedies!
Sure, medical advice can be important, but so can empowering yourself by taking control of the symptoms of your hiatal hernia.
That’s why I’d like to introduce you to an exciting and potentially life-changing report on home remedies for hiatal hernia produced by Jeff Martin.
He has thoroughly researched a lot of natural home remedies that work with the body in a gentle, natural way to give you total relief from the symptoms of hiatal hernia – easily, simply, quickly, and cheaply.
By using his tips, tricks, and techniques to reduce or even eliminate painful or uncomfortable symptoms, you can completely eliminate all the challenging symptoms that come with your hiatal hernia, such as acid reflux, GERD, nausea, regurgitation, discomfort, and so on, and resume a totally normal life.
Discover how these powerful hernia remedies can help you overcome chronic digestive problems and give you relief from pain NOW! Simply click on the link at the top of the right hand column of this page for a video on this vital information about hiatal hernia and acid reflux.
Hiatus Hernia Symptoms
What exactly is a hiatal hernia (also known as a hiatus hernia)?
The wall of the diaphragm is made of muscle and separates your chest cavity from your abdomen. The esophagus – the tube down which you swallow food and liquids – enters your stomach through a hole in the diaphragm called the hiatus.
As you might expect, a hiatal hernia occurs when the muscles which surround this hole lose their normal strength, permitting the upper part of your stomach to move up through the diaphragm and enter the chest cavity. Often it’s not clear why this happens, but part of the reason may be pressure on your stomach; this is thought to contribute to the appearance of such a hernia.
In fact, there are several possible causes, including injury to the area natural weakness of the msucles in the area having an unusually large hiatus pressure and strain on the muscles of the area caused by persistent coughing, vomiting, straining on the toilet, or lifting heavy objects.
Most small hiatal hernias don’t show any signs or symptoms. Large hiatal hernias can cause heartburn, belching, nausea, acid reflux, and chest pain. Note that hiatal hernia is most common in people over 50 who are overweight. Another risk factor is being a smoker.
Do I need to see a doctor or can home remedies help?
Obviously you should see a doctor if you have persistent worrying symptoms. And, yes, home remedies can be helpful.
Start with your family doctor or general practitioner. And if he diagnoses a hatus hernia, he may well offer treatments and medications for the symptoms.
If you but it doesn’t respond to symptom treatment, ask to see a gastroenterologist. Whenever you see a doctor, be prepared: make a note of symptoms you’re experiencing, whether or not you think they are hiatal hernia related.
Also, make a note of key events or changes in your life that may be related to your symptoms. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, and make sure you understand what is being said.
If you have a hiatal hernia, some basic questions are: What might have caused this hiatal hernia? Will I need treatment? Do I need more tests to confirm the diagnosis? What home remedies are available? What are the benefits and risks of each option? What else do I need to do? (e.g. lifestyle changes).
A hiatal hernia may be found during some other procedure, but is usually discovered when a doctor investigates the cause of heartburn, acid reflux, and chest or upper abdominal pain.
Diagnosis of Hiatal Hernia
Diagnostic methods include various tests to confirm the presence of a hiatal hernia X-rays of the digestive tract.
1) Patients usually have a barium X-ray – which means you drink a liquid containing barium, a compound that does not transmit X rays. It coats your esophagus, and gives a silhouette of your esophagus and stomach on an X ray pictures, which will show if you have a hiatus hernia.
2) An endoscopy exam involves your doctor passing a thin tube equipped with a light and telescopic camera into your esophagus and stomach to check for inflammation – he or she can literally see the hernia if one is present.
Remedies for Hiatal Hernia
Which remedies you choose to use is partly a philosophical decision, and partly a practical one. There are home remedies available for symptoms of hiatal hernia – you can read about them at the top of this page. And of course these are really home remedies for heartburn, home remedies for acid reflux, and home remedies for indigestion.
As you may well be aware if you happen to have a hiatal hernia, you’ll know that the diaphragm, the organ which separates your chest from your stomach, has somehow allowed your stomach to pass through an enlarged hole from the abdomen into the chest cavity.
And clearly, you can use some simple home remedies to get your stomach out of the chest cavity, out of the hole in the diaphragm, back where it belongs.
Now these may sound simple, but this certainly well worth trying, because they can avoid surgery, manipulation, and the discomfort that goes with hiatal hernia they seem like simple remedies, but often the simpler approach is the best!
Start by taking a glass of warm water, when you get out of bed in the morning – simple warm water is not going to accentuate any acidity in the stomach, and it’s going to actually work as our weight in the stomach, and hopefully will relax the stomach muscles to some degree as well. This way, this added weight in your stomach should help to bring your stomach back down through the hole in the diaphragm into the abdomen where it belongs.
But drinking water alone isn’t enough – you have to do some other things as well. This simple remedy for hiatal hernia, involves another three steps which are as follows:
While you’re standing, put your arms straight out from your sides and then bend your elbows to bring the sides of your hands onto your chest.
Next, stand on your toes, as high as possible, and drop-down. Do this 10 times consecutively, and you should get some pretty good jolts which are likely to dislodge the stomach from its misplaced alignment and drop it back down into the abdomen.
And the final stage in this very simple remedy for hiatal hernia is some short sharp breathing. While you’re standing with your arms up in the air take a series of quick, short breaths, keeping your mouth open – and do this about 15 seconds.
Now although it sounds simple, these are the steps recommended by Dr David Williams.com who says that you are essentially forcing your stomach out of the hole, because the warm water acts as a weight in the stomach to help drag it down, and the breathing exercise at the end of this process helps to close the diaphragm and the whole way stomach was sticking through.
He also makes the point that this is an exercise you can have to do every morning as long as you have a hiatal hernia.
Well, probably better than suffering the discomfort and distress of acid reflux, I would think.
You can go to many websites which will explain to you some simple home remedies for hiatal hernia. Now we know that most hiatal hernias are actually quite small, and will cause many signs or symptoms – it’s only when they become large and problematic that you’re going to experience the heartburn, belching, possibly fatigue, and other symptoms which are associated with this particular problem.
As mentioned above, the basic cause of a hiatal hernia is weakened muscle tissue in the diaphragm which allows the stomach to squeeze through into the chest cavity. We know that one of the reasons this is an accentuated if not actually directly caused, is because pressure in the stomach.
You can use things like apple cider vinegar to treat acid reflux, as well as baking soda, and orange peel and chamomile tea for the relief of symptoms.
But one of the most interesting remedies, not really a home remedy for hiatal hernia, but still an effective remedy, is to visit a chiropractor, who can typically show you how to realign the hernia and therefore avoid surgical repair.
Video – manipulation for reducing a hiatal hernia
Apple cider vinegar with the “mother” in it – which refers to the bacterial strain which produce the fermentation of the cider into vinegar – is recommended by many, many people for alleviating the symptoms of acid reflux associated with hiatal hernia. Try one and a half to two tablespoons in a glass of water as often as necessary.
This certainly is the home remedy for hiatal hernia that is quoted over and over again all round the Internet, and perhaps, therefore, should be the first one you try.
Do remember however, that medical advice is always a good idea for any serious medical issue, and if you feel so inclined, you might want to discuss home remedies with your medical practitioner.