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December 9, 2010

Natural Cure for Hiatal Hernia

A Hiatal Hernia occurs when the upper portion of the stomach becomes dislocated. Whether it?s forced through the opening in the diaphragm, or up next to the esophagus, it can be a painful condition to live with. Finding a natural cure for Hiatal Hernia isn?t really all that difficult. In fact, the best way to heal a Hiatal Hernia is naturally. Very rarely is surgery or medication necessary to help this condition heal.

When trying to allow your Hiatal Hernia to heal, it?s important to remember the concept behind healing. Try to take extra steps to give your stomach the time and space it needs to heal and you?ll be golden.

For example, don?t eat such large meals. Instead, eat smaller amounts of food more often. That way, your stomach isn?t stressed out by trying to digest the onslaught of food that just came down the pipes. Large amounts of food trigger the body to overproduce stomach acids in an attempt to break the food down. This causes pressure to build, and irritates the stomach. So, avoid this situation altogether by eating less, more.

Additionally monitor what you eat. Avoid foods that are known to cause heartburn for you. Things like caffeine, onions, garlic and citrus fruits are common triggers of acid reflux. Do you know what yours are? If not, start keeping a log when you eat and that will help you understand and perhaps point to a cause of your recent bout of heartburn. Keeping heartburn at bay is an important factor for allowing your Hiatal Hernia to heal.

Try adding papaya extract to your diet. It contains a helpful digestive enzyme that will help your body break down food and relieve stress on your stomach.

You can also try drinking a bit of aloe juice before meals. This will help prepare your stomach for food and make it easier to break down the coming meal. A quarter of a cup 10 minutes or so before you eat should be enough to help. It?s important to note though, you shouldn?t ever consume aloe in its gel form. That is meant for topical use only, and if consumed it acts as a laxative.

Primrose oil also helps in the digestive process. It has essential fatty acids that help break foods down naturally, so consider adding this supplement to your diet to help your body break down food more easily.

Stop smoking. Smoking actually increases acids in the stomach, and even slows the body?s ability to heal. Quitting will help restore your stomach?s balance and allow it to heal naturally.

Overall, make sure you?re consuming a balanced diet. That way you can provide your body with all the essential vitamins and nutrients it needs to speed the healing process along.

Lastly, make sure you wear clothes that fit. Tight fitting clothes can place pressure on your abdomen, putting stress on your already sensitive stomach. This is one of the simplest ways to give your stomach the space it needs to heal.

There is no one sure fire natural cure for Hiatal Hernia. But, through trial and error you can find one that works for you.

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December 7, 2010

Medium Hiatal Hernia

Medium Hiatal Hernia refers to the size of your specific hernia. A small Hiatal Hernia often presents with no symptoms, while a large Hiatal Hernia can cause frequent heartburn and chest pains. A medium Hiatal Hernia falls somewhere in between.

Hiatal Hernias

A Hiatal Hernia occurs when a portion of the stomach becomes dislodged and encroaches on other parts of the chest cavity, like the esophagus. There are two types of Hiatal Hernias. The more common type, a sliding Hiatal Hernia, involves the stomach passing up through an opening in the diaphragm and displacing the esophagus from underneath. The more severe type is para-esophageal Hiatal Hernia. This involves the upper portion of the stomach moving up and beside the esophagus and putting pressure on it from that position. This type of hernia can cause food to get caught in the esophagus, and result in the formation of ulcers.


Some people can be born with the tendency to be susceptible to a Hiatal Hernia simply due to an enlarged hiatus. However, sometimes the hernia can happen as a result of heavy lifting, straining during a bowel movement, excess vomiting, or frequent coughing. Although a cause can?t be found for everyone with a Hiatal Hernia, it is thought that added pressure on your stomach due to these factors can result in the injury.


Symptoms of a Hiatal Hernia aren?t many. In fact, often times a Hiatal Hernia doesn?t present with any symptoms, or they are confused with another disorder. Heartburn is the main symptom, which includes a burning sensation in the chest, burping, and a general feeling of indigestion.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (or GERD) is sometimes associated with a Hiatal Hernia, but it?s difficult to say whether one causes the other. People with GERD often don?t have Hiatal Hernia, and people with hernias don?t have to have GERD. However, because of the dislocation of the stomach, it?s not uncommon for those with Hiatal Hernias to suffer from GERD. GERD?s symptoms are also very similar to heartburn, including nausea, burping, hiccups, a burning sensation in the chest that sometimes radiates up to the neck, and an unsettled stomach.


Rarely is surgery necessary to treat a Hiatal Hernia. Often your body just needs time to heal itself. Help this process along by taking a few simple steps:

? Primrose oil and papaya extracts both contain helpful digestive enzymes that will help ease the stress of meal time on your stomach.

? Less is genuinely more when it comes to letting your Hiatal Hernia heal. All you have to do is eat less food more often and you?ll prevent your stomach from getting stressed out from too much food entering it all at once.

? Avoid foods like onions, garlic, caffeine, citrus juices and fruits, and alcohol that are known to cause heartburn. Heartburn and its associated acids can cause further damage and irritate a Hiatal hernia, so try to avoid it at all costs.

A medium Hiatal Hernia should be able to be resolved with minimally invasive treatments. For more information on medium Hiatal Hernias, visit

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