6 Best Options that help Treat Hiatal Hernia Naturally

May 22, 2018 • By Penelope Torres
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The first question which comes to my mind is: - What is a hiatal hernia?

It is a condition where the upper part of the stomach which is normally located below the diaphragm pushes within the esophageal hiatus to rest within the chest cavity. The appearance of Esophageal is between the throat and stomach. It passes through the chest esophageal and enters the abdomen through esophageal hiatus (a hole in the 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-rays, and abdomen X-rays (where the patient swallows barren or other contrast material). 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, the protective lining of the stomach prevents the acid to react with stomach muscles which causes inflammation.

Whereas esophagus does not have an inner lining thus it depends on LES (Lower Esophagus sphincter ).

During inspiration abdominal cavity has more pressure compared to the chest cavity which causes the acid and content from the stomach to reflux in the esophagus. Thus the diaphragm creates a high-pressure zone that 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 and heavy junk food can also lead to hiatal hernia.

Poor diet is the basic cause of every disease. Hiatal hernia is a stomach disease that indicates t sensitivity to the stomach. Stress can also be because by hiatal hernia as it triggers symptoms. Hiatal hernia can also be genetic or could be because of strenuous bowel movements.

Natural Treatment for hiatal hernia

Eating cinnamon: Clean and healthy diet plays a key role in hiatal hernia. Cinnamon is an exception.   Cinnamon has a sweet and spicy taste which improves digestion. It should be added to the diet but in moderation. For some individuals, it has shown a positive impact on digestion and has reduced symptoms.

Essential oils:  There is a huge variety of essential oils available on market. It is important to purchase it from a reputable store. Branded essential oils are highly recommended as they have better quality. Essential oils which have ingredients like ginger, tarragon, fennel coriander, and anise support the digestive system properly. Thus these essential oils can be used in the diet of a person suffering from a hiatal hernia.

Sleeping position: From all the options mentioned above this is the easiest and most effective way to manage a hiatal hernia. There is a device for this purpose that may provide significant symptom relief. It can be used by 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. 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 a reduces painful inflammation.

Acupuncture Treatment: People believe that an ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture has improved their condition in hiatal hernia. Acupuncture treatment in hiatal hernia has shown a downfall in stress.  But medical science does not believe in the 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 the body needs.  It is important to keep our body hydrated especially in hiatal hernia. Water at room temperature is a part of the hiatal hernia diet which helps in the reduction of the 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 the reduction of other disturbing symptoms. Particular stomach muscle strengthening exercises should be included in the routine for better results.  

Penelope Torres

She is a health blogger that knows exactly what readers expect from her writings on nutrition, health and wellness. She inspires them to act and educate them on nutrition and healthy living using real and scientifically-based facts that support her ideas.
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