How to Relieve Hernia Pain (with Pictures)

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How to Relieve Hernia Pain (with Pictures)
How to Relieve Hernia Pain (with Pictures)

Hernias can occur in many different parts of the body. They can also cause pain and discomfort. This is because during a hernia, the contents of a part of your body push into the surrounding tissue or muscle. Hernias can occur in the abdomen, around the navel (in the navel), in the groin area (femoral or inguinal), or in the stomach. If you have a stomach (hiatal) hernia, you will likely experience hyperacidity and acid reflux. Fortunately, you can manage pain at home and make lifestyle changes to alleviate discomfort.


Part 1 of 3: Treating Hernia Pain at Home

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Step 1. Use an ice pack

If you are experiencing mild discomfort, apply an ice pack to the hernia site for 10 to 15 minutes. Do this once or twice a day after your doctor's approval. Ice packs can reduce swelling and inflammation.

Never apply ice or an ice pack directly to the skin. Wrap the ice pack in a thin cloth or towel before placing it on your skin. This will prevent damage to the skin

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Step 2. Take pain medication

If you are experiencing moderate pain, you can take an over-the-counter pain medication such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen. Always follow the dosage recommended on the package insert.

If you take pain medication for more than a week, talk to your doctor. He may prescribe a stronger pain medication

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Step 3. Take medication to treat reflux

If you have a hiatal (stomach) hernia, you probably have hyperacidity, which is known as reflux. You can take antacids and over-the-counter medications to reduce acid production, as well as prescription drugs, such as proton pump inhibitors, which reduce acid production.

If reflux symptoms do not improve after several days, you should see your doctor. If left untreated, reflux can severely damage your esophagus. Your doctor may prescribe medication that will treat your reflux and heal your digestive organs

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Step 4. Use a support or truss

If you have an inguinal (groin) hernia, you can use a special support that can also help reduce pain. Talk to your doctor about using a trellis, which is like a supportive underwear. You can use a support belt or harness that helps keep the hernia in place. To use a support, lie down and wrap the belt or harness around the hernia to keep it comfortable.

Brackets or trusses should only be used for a short period of time. Understand that they will not cure your hernia

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Step 5. Try acupuncture

Acupuncture is a traditional medicine that adjusts the body's energies by inserting needles into specific energy points. It may be possible to lessen your hernia pain by stimulating pressure points. Find a certified acupuncturist who has experience in the subject.

Acupuncture can relieve the pain of the hernia, but you should still seek medical treatment to really treat it

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Step 6. See a doctor immediately if you are experiencing severe pain

If you suspect you have a hernia, feel any unusual mass in your abdomen or groin, or have hyperacidity or heartburn, see your doctor. Most hernias can be diagnosed with a physical exam, but citing the symptoms helps too. If you have already seen your doctor but your symptoms have not improved after a few weeks, make another appointment.

If you are experiencing unusual pain and have been diagnosed with an abdominal, inguinal, or femoral hernia, call your doctor or go to the ER immediately; pain may indicate a medical emergency

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Step 7. Have surgery

Although you can control hernia pain at home, you cannot treat it. Talk to your doctor about surgery options. He may recommend a surgical procedure where a surgeon operates to push the protruding muscle back into place. Another alternative is a less invasive procedure where small incisions are made to repair the hernia with a synthetic mesh.

If your hernia doesn't bother you often and your doctor thinks it's small, he may not recommend surgery

Part 2 of 3: Making Lifestyle Changes

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Step 1. Eat smaller meals

If you are experiencing heartburn due to a hiatus hernia, put less pressure on your stomach. For this, eat smaller meals. You should also eat more slowly so that your stomach makes digestion easier and faster. It can also reduce pressure on the stomach sphincter, a muscle that is already weakened.

  • Avoid eating two to three hours before going to bed. This will prevent food from putting pressure on your stomach muscles as you try to fall asleep.
  • You can also try changing your diet to reduce excess stomach acid. Avoid foods high in fat, chocolate, peppermint, alcohol, onions, tomatoes and citrus fruits.
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Step 2. Reduce pressure on your abdomen

Wear clothing that does not tighten your stomach or abdomen. Avoid wearing tight clothing or belts. If you wear a belt, adjust it so that it doesn't hug your waist tightly. If you wear a belt, adjust it so that it does not tighten your waist too tightly.

When you squeeze your stomach or abdomen, you can cause recurrent hernias and worsen hyperacidity. The acid in the stomach can be forced back into the esophagus

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Step 3. Lose weight

If you are overweight, it ends up putting more pressure on your stomach and abdominal muscles. This extra pressure can increase your risk of developing another hernia. It can also cause the acid in your stomach to go back into your esophagus. This can cause reflux and hyperacidity.

Try to lose weight slowly. Aim to lose more than 450 g or 1 kg per week. Talk to your doctor about adjusting your diet and an exercise plan

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Step 4. Exercise the important muscles

Since you shouldn't be lifting heavy things, try exercises that strengthen and support your muscles. Lie on your back and try one of the following stretches:

  • Raise your knees so that your legs are slightly bent. Place a pillow between your legs and use your thigh muscles to squeeze it. Relax your muscles and repeat ten times.
  • Keep your hands at your sides and lift your knees off the floor. Using both legs, pedal in the air. Continue until you feel the muscles in your abdomen tense.
  • Raise your knees so that your legs are slightly bent. Place your hands on the back of your head and bend your torso to about 30 degrees. Your torso should be close to your knees. Hold this position and carefully lean back. Repeat the process up to 15 times.
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Step 5. Stop smoking

If you have reflux, try to stop smoking. Smoking can increase stomach acid, making reflux worse. And if you're planning to have surgery to treat your hernia, your doctor will likely advise you to stop smoking in the months before surgery.

Smoking will make it harder for your body to heal after surgery, and it may increase your blood pressure during the procedure. This habit also increases the risk of developing recurrent hernias and postsurgical infection

Part 3 of 3: Use natural medicines

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Step 1. Use a lazy arm

This plant (considered a weed) has traditionally been used to treat swelling and pain. Apply Sloth Arm Essential Oil to the area where you are feeling hernia pain. It is also possible to buy supplements to take orally. Always follow the manufacturer's instructions regarding dosage.

Some studies show that the sloth arm is an anti-inflammatory. It can also prevent infections

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Step 2. Drink some herbal tea

If you are experiencing nausea, vomiting, and hernia reflux, drink some ginger tea. Ginger is an anti-inflammatory and soothes the stomach. Use ginger tea bags or cut a fresh ginger. Let the ginger cool in boiling water for five minutes. It is very important to drink ginger tea about half an hour before eating. It is also safe for pregnant and nursing women.

  • Drink fennel tea to calm your stomach and reduce stomach acid. Crush a spoonful of fennel seeds and soak in a cup of boiling water for five minutes. Drink two to three cups a day.
  • You can also drink powdered mustard or prepared mustard dissolved in water or drink chamomile tea. All of these are anti-inflammatory drugs that can calm your stomach by reducing acid.
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Step 3. Take licorice root

Look for licorice root in chewable tablet form. It has been shown to heal the stomach while controlling hyperacidity. Follow the manufacturer's instructions. This usually means taking two to three pills every four to six hours.

  • Be aware that licorice root can cause a lack of potassium in your body, which can lead to cardiac arrhythmias. Talk to your doctor if you take large amounts of licorice or use it for more than two weeks.
  • Elm is another herbal supplement to try as a drink or pill. It coats and soothes irritated tissue and is safe to use during pregnancy.
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Step 4. Drink apple cider vinegar

If you have severe reflux, drink apple cider vinegar. Some believe the extra acid will tell your body to reduce its own acid production in a process called feedback inhibition, although more research is needed. Mix 1 tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar in 170 ml of water and drink. If you like, you can also add a bit of honey to improve the flavor.

A variation on this approach is to make your own lemonade or lime juice. Just mix in a few teaspoons of pure lemon or lime juice and add water to taste. If you like, add a little honey to the drink. Drink before, during and after meals

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Step 5. Drink Aloe vera juice

Choose an organic Aloe vera juice (not gel) and drink 1/2 cup. Although you can enjoy it throughout the day, you should limit your daily intake to one or two cups. That's because aloe can act as a laxative.

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