Definition of hernia
A hernia is a problem where a body organ protrudes out of the weak tissue or muscle. There are people who get a hernia from birth, it is congenital. Others acquire it as a result of lifestyle changes such as repeated pregnancy, obesity, chronic cough, excessive weight lifting or excessive fat. We have already discussed symptoms of hernia and types of hernia in our previous blogs. Here we are going to discuss homeopathy medicine for hernia, its benefits and side-effects.
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Top homeopathy medicines for hernia
Here are some of the medicines for hernia depending on the type and severity of a hernia:
This is prescribed for almost all types of hernia – femoral, inguinal, umbilical and strangulated hernia. It is usually for those hernia patients who complain of weak muscles due to chronic constipation.
Calcarea carbonica is homeopathic medicine to treat hernia for obese patients. There is excessive fat in the abdomen for obese people resulting in weak abdominal muscles.
To deal with a weak digestive system and excessive flatulence in the abdomen for hernia patients, this medicine is useful.
It is considered as the medicine to strengthen the weak abdominal muscles.
If a patient is diagnosed with inguinal hernia, cocculus is the medicine prescribed by the homeopathic doctor. It provides relief from bloating and flatus.
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Benefits of homeopathy medicine for hernia
The best part about homeopathy medicines for hernia is that there is no surgery, cuts and wounds involved. But people fail to understand that this is not treating hernia, it is simply providing temporary relief. There is still research going on to figure out the treatment to cure hernia from its roots in homeopathy.
Side-effects of homeopathy medicines for hernia
Although there may not be any side-effects of homeopathy, it takes longer to treat symptoms which may result in strangulated hernia sometimes. However, since the homeopathic medicines require a lot of determination and patience to obtain the best result, you can not depend on them for rapid, effective relief of symptoms. Sometimes hernia patients assume that either the prescribed medicines are not correct or the diagnosis was incorrect. A patient feels stuck in this situation where the medicines are not affecting and he or she is doing a watchful waiting.
But can homeopathy cure hernia completely?
There is no medication that can treat hernia whether it is allopathic or homeopathic. Surgery is the definitive option to treat the protruding organ and tear in the tissues. Medicines may prevent a hernia from getting worse. Let us take an example, if chronic cough is causing a hernia, the homeopathic doctor for hernia may prescribe medicine to treat the underlying condition of cough which ultimately minimizes the pressure on the abdomen. Therefore, medicine is treating your symptoms not the actual problem.
Any alternative treatment for hernia other than homeopathy?
Although hernia is best treated with surgery, consult a doctor if the bulge doesn’t go back with manual pushing. So, surgery is the most effective treatment for a hernia as the chances of recurrence are negligible. The surgical treatment for hernia are:
Open surgery for hernia
In open hernia repair, a large incision, or cut, is made in the abdomen at the defect region. The doctor identifies the hernia then pushes the hernia back into its place and strengthens the abdominal wall with stitches or synthetic mesh. Your stay at the hospital depends on your condition after the hernia surgery. The recovery may take longer. You may have to refrain from strenuous activities and exercise for four to six weeks after the surgery.
Laparoscopic surgery to treat hernia
Laparoscopic surgery is the most common and preferred surgery to treat a hernia. Homeopathic medicines and home remedies may temporarily help reduce the symptoms. A laparoscope has a video camera at the top which gives a clear view of the hernia and weak tissues. The surgeon fills the abdomen with harmless gas for a clear view. The peritoneum (the inner lining of the abdomen) is cut to expose the weakness in the abdominal wall. Mesh is placed on the inside to cover the defects in the abdominal wall and strengthen the tissue. Finally, after the procedure is complete, the small abdominal incisions are closed with sutures or adhesive glue or with surgical tape. The incisions are hardly visible after a few months.
Any complications of hernia surgery?
In case of open surgery, there may be chances of infection at the incision site and the recovery may take months. That is the reason laparoscopic surgery is beneficial over traditional surgery for a hernia. Reasons why laparoscopic surgery:
- Minimally invasive procedure
- Discharge within a day
- Post-surgery complications are temporary (if any)
- Quick recovery
- Resume normal activities after 2-3 days (no strenuous activity for a month)
How to prevent a hernia?
There are a few things that you can incorporate into your daily habits to prevent hernia. They are:
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Eat a healthy and balanced diet
- Drink enough water to keep your body hydrated
- Consult a doctor if you get continuous coughing
- Avoid lifting heavy weights or know the right way to lift heavy objects
Why Pristyn Care for hernia treatment?
After reading about homeopathy medicines for hernia, you must have understood that hernia is not a medical condition. Moreover, a hernia does not go away on its own. It can be fixed by herniorrhaphy which is the surgical procedure to treat a hernia.
- We assign a patient buddy for the patient who takes care from scratch until the patient leaves the hospital after surgery. He manages everything for you.
- We have expert surgeons with experience of more than 12 years treating hernia with the most advanced laparoscopic surgery.
- The surgery is painless and day procedure. The patient gets discharged within 24-48 hours of the surgery.
- There are free follow-ups so that you can contact the doctor and team to check for your recovery or any doubts post-surgery.
- We provide you post-surgery diet chart as well as exercises that help you in your quick recovery.
- Free pickup and drop facility
- No cost EMI option
- Insurance coverage
Do not wait for a mishap, book an appointment with our specialist for the best treatment for hernia.
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