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  1. Homoeopathy, although is a lengthy treatment procedure, can provide effective results in the management of hernia symptoms. Aesculus Hippocastunum is best for treating inguinal hernia. It can provide quick relief to heartburn, sore throat, and stomach pain. Silicea can be beneficial for managing symptoms like constipation, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. Nux Vomica is used to treat different kinds of hernias. The medicine is highly effective in managing chronic constipation, frequent stools, itching in the anal are etc.

  1. Ideally, any patient should refrain from lifting weights immediately after a hernia surgery until completely recovered. After a week of the surgery, the person can lift no more than 15 pounds (6.8 kg) for at least the next weeks. Along with weights, the person should also refrain from engaging in kind of strenuous activities for at least 4 weeks post-surgery. Lifting weights or indulging in any tough physical activity can cause recurrence of the hernia and other complications for the patient.

  1. Medications can be effective in managing certain symptoms of a hiatal hernia, but not treat the hernia itself. A hiatal hernia can often cause acid reflux and over-the-counter medications such as Mylanta, Maalox, and Tums may provide you with short-term relief from this symptom. If the hiatal hernia has already become severe, doctors may prescribe proton pump inhibitors such as esomeprazole or omeprazole.

  1. Yes, a hernia mesh can be removed. The surgical process to remove a hernia mesh is known as 'hernia mesh revision surgery.' The removal of the mesh becomes important if the patient experiences any kind of mesh-related complication such as infection, chronic pain or discomfort, intestinal blockages, adhesions, mesh displacement, mesh erosion etc. A hernia mesh can be removed through either open surgery, laparoscopic surgery, or robotic surgery. A hernia mesh removal surgery is invasive in nature. But the invasive nature depends upon the surgeon and the paRead more

  1. Hernia is generally not a life-threatening health problem. If diagnosed at an early stage, the symptoms of hernia can be managed easily. But if the treatment of hernia is delayed for a long time, it has a chance of becoming strangulated. A strangulated hernia interrupts and cuts off the blood supply to the herniated tissue. A strangulated hernia can also cause infection and release toxins in the bloodstream. This condition is a medical emergency which if not attended to in time, can lead to sepsis or death.

  1. Small sliding hiatal hernias (Type I) can be asymptomatic (not causing any problem). The most common symptoms associated with symptomatic hiatal hernias are the following: Heartburn Regurgitation Difficulty swallowing Chest pain Anemia Chronic cough Heartburn: Symptomatic patients with hiatal hernia present with reflux disease and complain of heartburn, mostly after eating or at night. About 80 percent of patients with a paraesophageal hiatal hernia (type II hiatal hernia) have heartburn and have an increased amount of acid detected on pH monitoring (stuRead more

  1. There are four types of hiatal hernia:  Type I Sliding Hernia Type II Paraesophageal Hernia Type III Both Type I and Type II together, both GE junction and stomach are in the mediastinum Type IV Most part of the stomach (more than 1/3rd of stomach)  in the mediastinum Sliding hernia is very common amongst all and often does not show any symptoms.

  1. A hiatal hernia is when your stomach bulges up into your chest through an opening in your diaphragm, the muscle that separates the two areas. The opening is called the hiatus, so this condition is also called a hiatus hernia. Many people with hiatal hernia don’t notice any symptoms. Others may have: Heartburn from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) Chest pain Bloating Burping Trouble swallowing Bad taste in your mouth Upset stomach and vomiting Backflow of food or liquid from your stomach into your mouth Shortness of breath Get medical care right awaRead more

  1. Strangulated hernia may be present at birth, but they can occur at any stage in life. They can occur if muscle tissues in the abdomen weakens, leading to potential areas where tissues can slip through the muscle tissue.  As with other types of hernias, risk factors for strangulated hernia include: pregnancy strenuous activity If you have gone through an abdominal surgery in the past which can weaken the abdominal wall. straining during bowel movements chronic coughing