Self-Care at Home for Hernia
About HernEase: a herbal remedy for hernia
Summary of Research on Wuhui Yushan (HernEase ) Capsules
A hernia (rupture) is usually noticed as a lump, commonly in the groin or the umbilical region. It appears when a portion of the tissue which lines the abdominal cavity (peritoneum) breaks through a weakened area of the abdominal wall. This can give rise to discomfort as the hernia enlarges and can sometimes be dangerous if a piece of intestine becomes trapped ('strangulated') inside. Hernias are common. They can affect men, women and children at any age. Some people are born with weak abdominal muscles and may be more likely to get a hernia.
A hernia occurs when an organ or tissue squeezes through a hole or a weak spot in a surrounding muscle or connective tissue called fascia.
The most common location for hernia is the abdomen. A hernia is a weakness or defect in the abdominal wall. It may be present from birth, or develop over a period of time. If the defect is large enough, abdominal contents such as the bowels, may protrude through the defect causing a lump or bulge felt by the patient. Hernias develop at certain sites which have a natural tendency to be weak; the groin, umbilicus (belly button), and previous surgical incisions.
A hernia occurs when the contents of a body cavity bulge out of the area where they are normally contained. These contents, usually portions of intestine or abdominal fatty tissue, are enclosed in the thin membrane that naturally lines the inside of the cavity. Although the term hernia can be used for bulges in other areas, it most often is used to describe hernias of the lower torso (abdominal wall hernias). Hernias by themselves may be asymptomatic, but nearly all have a potential risk of having their blood supply cut off (becoming strangulated). If the hernia sac contents have their blood supply cut off at the hernia opening in the abdominal wall, it becomes a medical and surgical emergency.
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The surgical treatment for hernia is relatively simple. The hernia is pushed back into the abdominal cavity. The muscle lying on top of the hernia is then sewed back into place. If necessary, additional support may be added to keep the hernia in place.
If a hernia is not treated, severe complications can result. Part of the intestine can become trapped outside the muscles of the abdomen. A blockage in the intestine may develop. In the worst cases, this blockage can cut off the blood supply to the intestine. Part of the intestine may actually die. For small, non-strangulated and non-incarcerated hernias, various supports and trusses may offer temporary, symptomatic relief. However, the best treatment is herniorrhaphy (surgical closure or repair of the muscle wall through which the hernia protrudes).
When the weakened area is very large, some strong synthetic material may be sewn over the defect to reinforce the weak area. Postoperative care involves protecting the patient from respiratory infections that might cause coughing or sneezing, which would strain the suture line. Recovery is usually quick and complete.
There are some products available in the market such as Hernease, Hawthornia, etc. Such products contain various herbal formulation. These vital energy building and regulating and pain controlling herbs works together to:
(1) achieve healthy vitality of the related organs, correcting their weak and flabby state and make them stay in their proper places and function normally;
(2) strengthen the partitions including diaphragms, abdominal wall, related muscles and tissues;
(3) dispel pathogenic factors such as cold and dampness and normalize the functions of the related organs;
(4) repair strain-caused injuries and
(5) soothe the pain
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Self-care at Home for Hernia
Avoid activities that increase intra-abdominal pressure (lifting, coughing, or straining) that may cause the hernia to increase in size.
Some TIPS: There are several foods and other matters that are commonly associated with aggravating the symptoms. Before considering medicines or surgery, it is often worthwhile making changes to avoid such things as:
Hot foods and drinks
Foods which are difficult to digest
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HernEase is an improved Hernia Remedy (HerniCare). It is made of extracts from lindera, costus root, fennel seed, blue citrus peel, areca nut, chinaberry, evodia, and citrus seed, this time-honored formula is used in Chinese medicine for its Qi (vital energy) building, stomach and intestine nurturing, distention relieving, abdominal discomfort soothing, diaphragm strengthening, internal organ dislocation correcting, and blood circulation promoting properties to maintain healthy relationship among body organs and their proper functions.(Click here to learn more about HernEase)
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