What is a Hernia
A Hernia occurs when one part of the body protrudes through a gap, tear, or opening into another part. There are two main types of hernia that can cause Digestive System Disorders:
• Hiatal Hernia
• Inguinal Hernia
A Hiatal Hernia forms at the opening in the diaphragm where the esophagus joins the stomach. Most small Hiatal Hernias don’t cause any kind of pain or other problems, and many people may not even be aware that they have one. However, a large Hiatal Hernia can allow food and acid to go back up into the esophagus, causing heartburn, chest pain, and nausea.
Medications and Self Care Techniques can relieve the symptoms, however surgery may be required to repair the hernia.
An Inguinal Hernia occurs when soft tissue, often part of the intestine, protrudes through a weak point or tear in the lower abdominal wall. The resulting bulge which is common for this condition can be painful, especially when the sufferer coughs, bends over, or lifts something heavy.
Inguinal Hernias may occur as a result of muscle weakness, strenuous physical activity, or excessive coughing that accompanies smoking.
Inguinal Hernias can cause potentially life-threatening complications, and key-hole surgical techniques can repair the hernia, while also producing less scarring, less, pain, and allowing faster recovery.