The first question which comes to my mind is:- What is hiatal hernia?
It is a condition where the upper part of stomach which is normally located below diaphragm pushes within the esophageal hiatus to rest within the chest cavity. The appearance of Esophageal is between throat and stomach. It passes through the chest esophageal and enters the abdomen through esophageal hiatus (a hole in diaphragm). In this article, we will discuss hiatal hernia natural treatment.
Symptoms of hiatal hernia
Hiatal hernia causes no symptoms. It is found incidentally during chest X-ray, abdomen X-ray (where the patient swallows barren or other contrast material). Actually, most symptoms occur due to gastroesophageal reflux where digestive juices in the stomach which contain acid movie up in the esophagus. When food and digestive juices mix with each other, the protective lining of stomach prevents the acid to react with stomach muscles which causes inflammation.
Whereas esophagus does not have inner lining thus it depends on LES (Lower Esophagus sphincter ).
During inspiration abdominal cavity has more pressure compared to chest cavity which causes the acid and content from stomach to reflux in esophagus. Thus the diaphragm creates high-pressure zone which keeps stomach acid in the stomach, where the pressure is exerted within the lowermost esophagus from LES.
Causes of hiatal hernia
Consumption of spicy food, heavy junk food can also lead to hiatal hernia.
Poor diet is the basic cause of every disease. Hiatal hernia is a stomach disease which clearly indicates t sensitivity of stomach.Stress can also because of hiatal hernia as it triggers symptoms.Hiatal hernia can also be genetic or could be because of strenuous bowel movement.
Natural Treatment for hiatal hernia
Eating cinnamon: Clean and healthy diet plays key role in hiatal hernia. Cinnamon is an exception. Cinnamon has a sweet and spicy taste which improves digestion. It should be added to diet but in moderation. For some individuals, it has shown positive impact on digestion and has reduced symptoms.
Essential oils: There is a huge variety of essential oils available in market. It is important to purchase it from reputable store. Branded essentials oils are highly recommended as they have better quality. Essential oils which have ingredients like ginger, tarragon, fennel coriander and anise support digestive system properly. Thus these essential oils can be used in diet of a person suffering from hiatal hernia.
Sleeping position: From all the options mentioned above this is the easiest and effective way to manage hiatal hernia. There is a device for this purpose which may provide significant symptom relief. It can be used be the individuals who are taking daily medication for hiatal hernia. The device is wedge-shaped which keeps the upright position during sleep.
Herbal tea: herbal tea is beneficial for every health problem. Basically, tea is not recommended for hiatal hernias but there are some ingredients in herbal tea which might be beneficial. Some suffering individuals have noticed that chamomile (a herb) works as a reduces painful inflammation.
Acupuncture Treatment: People believe that an ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture has improved there condition in hiatal hernia. Acupuncture treatment in hiatal hernia has shown downfall in stress. But medical science does not believe in benefits of acupuncture. According to medical science, needle therapy is more beneficial as it has shown less stress ability.
Sipping water: When abdominal discomfort first persists sipping some water (at room temperature) might be the only thing body needed. It is important to keep our body hydrated especially in hiatal hernia. Water at room temperature is a part of hiatal hernia diet which helps in reduction of occurrence of symptoms.
Doing exercise: according to some health experts to keep your body fit you need to focus 80% on diet and 20% on exercise. Yoga is the best exercise for hiatal hernia as it helps to reduce stress. It not only reduces stress even helps in proper relaxation which leads to reduction of other disturbing symptoms. Particular stomach muscles strengthening exercise should be included in routine for better results.