Home Remedy for Hernia


Self-Care at Home

Avoid activities that increase intra-abdominal pressure (lifting, coughing, or straining) that may cause the hernia to increase in size.
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
  • Spicy foods
  • Acidic foods
  • Foods which are difficult to digest
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Being overweight

    Some other important TIPS:

  • Do not apply any heat to the area and avoid any pressure over the swollen area.
  • An ice bag may help to control the pain.
  • Do not exhaust yourself.
  • Do not exercise with full stomach.
  • If you are overweight, losing weight alone may relieve the symptoms.
  • Avoid wearing tight clothes around your chest or abdomen. They put pressure on the stomach.
  • Elevate the head of your bed 6 inches by placing bricks under the bed frame. Gravity will help prevent stomach acid from moving up into esophagus as you sleep. Do not use pillows, as they tend to increase pressure on the abdomen. This is very effective home remedy for hernia.
  • Avoid eating large meals. Eating small, frequent, bland meals to keep pressure on the esophageal sphincter.
  • Do not eat for at least 2 hours before going to sleep.
  • Avoid spicy and acidic foods.
  • Do not bend over or lie down after eating.
  • For hernia treatment avoid drinking alcohol.
  • Avoid eating fats or high cholesterol foods that causes bloating in the abdomen.
  • Avoid constipation, avoid straining during bowel movements and protect the back when lifting heavy objects.
  • Gotu Kola is good for wound healing and is an effective general tonic.
  • American Ginseng helps strengthen internal defenses.
  • Avoid or reduce pressure on your stomach.
  • For hernia treatment include extra fiber in the diet.

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