Hernia: Symptoms,Causes,Treatment And Home Remedies

When an organ pushes itself through the opening in the tissue or muscle that was holding the organ, a hernia happens.

What is a Hernia?

A hernia is a painful condition that mostly affects people above 50 years of age. It commonly occurs in the lower abdomen in your diaphragm. However, it may also affect upper thigh, belly button and groin.

What is a Hernia

What is a Hernia

What Are The Symptoms Of Hernia?

The symptoms of a hernia include a bulge, burning and pain in the bulge, pain while lifting objects and coughing.

What Causes Hernia

A hernia may be caused due to birth with large hiatus, wrong posture, severe stress, obesity, chronic constipation, constant cough, diarrhea, pregnancy, constant cough, pressure on the stomach and carrying heavy weight.
Who Are The Risk Of Developing Hernia

A few factors that increase the risk of developing hernia are being overweight, chronic cough, chronic constipation, smoking and family history.

Treatment Of Hernia

The treatment of hernia includes monitoring the patient’s condition and if needed surgery is done to return the tissue back to normal.

Home Remedies For Hernia

1. Warm Water For Hernia

A hernia is inflammation of the muscles of the abdomen. Consume warm water in the morning on an empty stomach. This heals internal inflammation. Also, it eases the pain.

Warm Water For Hernia

Warm Water For Hernia

2. Chamomile Tea For Hernia

Chamomile tea is effective in easing lots of health issues including hernia. It is rich in antioxidants. The compounds present in chamomile has soothing properties. It reduces inflammation and pain.
Steep a teaspoon chamomile dry flowers in a cup of water and steep it for 15 minutes. Strain and drink it warm. Drink at least one cup of chamomile tea every day.

Chamomile Tea For Hernia

Chamomile Tea For Hernia

3. Ginger Root For Hernia

Ginger is anti-inflammatory. It eases pain and discomfort due to hernia. Drink Ginger tea once daily.

4. Ice Pack For Hernia

To get rid of redness, swelling, bloating and pain caused due to hernia ice pack is useful. Cover a few pieces of ice in a cheese cloth and place it over the affected area for a few minutes. Do not apply ice directly to your skin or it will cause chilblains.

5. Licorice Root For Hernia

Licorice has soothing and healing properties. It rejuvenates the damaged tissue and being analgesic it also alleviates the inflammation and pain. Drink licorice tea two times in a day.

6. Aloe vera For Hernia

Aloe vera has natural soothing and pain relieving properties. Drink aloe vera juice to relive hernia symptoms.

7. Apple cider Vinegar For Hernia

Apple cider vinegar is anti-inflammatory and is known to neutralize acidity. Add a tablespoon apple cider vinegar to a glass of water and drink it empty stomach every morning half an hour before having a meal.

Apple cider Vinegar For Hernia

Apple cider Vinegar For Hernia

8. Cinnamon For Hernia

Cinnamon is rich in anti-inflammatory properties. It is a natural antioxidant. Cinnamon tea is known to soothe the inner linings of the stomach. Cinnamon relieves the pain that is commonly experienced after having a meal in the patients who are suffering from a hernia. Cinnamon also has anti acid and anti-flatulence properties. Drink cinnamon tea 1-2 times in a day.

Cinnamon For Hernia

Cinnamon For Hernia

9. Baking Soda For Hernia

Baking soda is a natural antacid. It relieves gastric disorder and heartburn.
Dilute a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. Consume it once daily until the swelling disappears.

Baking Soda For Hernia

Baking Soda For Hernia

How To Prevent Hernia

Although you may not always prevents hernia. However, reduce the amount of strain placed on your body. Avoid smoking, maintain a healthy body weight, obesity and straining while constipating to prevent hernia.
All above home remedies will provide relief from the symptoms, but they are not alternative to the treatment your doctor advises. Consult a doctor as soon as possible for proper diagnosis and treatment.

When hernia stuck in an out position it is called an incarcerated hernia. Although this condition is not an emergency it should be medically sighted as it may become a strangulated hernia which is an emergency condition. Strangulated hernia is identified by the purple or deep red color of the bulging tissue. This condition is accompanied with severe pain. However,

How To Prevent Hernia

How To Prevent Hernia

some time pain may be absent. Other symptoms of strangulated hernia that may be resent are nausea, vomiting, abdominal swelling or diarrhea.





Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.