Hiatal hernia, the most effective remedies

Hiatal hernia, the most effective remedies

The hiatal hernia itself is not a pathology, but an anatomical modification that can leave room for any gastroesophageal disorders. There are techniques and natural remedies.

Hiatal hernia, the most effective remedies

Hiatal hernia is an anatomical modification of the stomach , an extroflexion over the diaphragm through the hiatus.

Sometimes it is a silent condition , others it represents a malaise linked to gastric function and the acidic environment of the stomach.

In fact, the hiatal hernia often goes hand in hand with gastroesophageal reflux, because it represents a facilitated opening for the rise of stomach acid, which can bring with it in addition to heartburn also damage to the vocal cords with lowering of the voice.

There are effective remedies that can work both mechanically on hernia and reflux and chemically , let’s see them in more detail.

Gastric physiotherapy for hiatal hernia

This practice is not very widespread and therefore little known , but there are centers specialized in gastric physiotherapy that deal with the rehabilitation of gastroesophageal mechanical dysfunctions. It is possible to resort to these techniques after a careful medical history carried out by a gastroenterologist who evaluates the possibility of intervening with this procedure.

Once in the presence of the specialized physiotherapist, he will evaluate some imbalances that may be at the basis of the cause of gastroesophageal reflux, and it is not necessarily a hiatal hernia.

According to the RPG Souchard method , in these cases 4 functions related to the diaphragm muscle, the nerve center for observation and therapy, must be analyzed: respiratory, digestive, circulatory (both vascular and lymphatic) and mechanical functionality of the spine.

If an imbalance on the diaphragm involves one or more of these areas , the physiotherapist’s job is to rebalance the problem while respecting these four functions which must interface in harmony. The patient undergoes a postural examination and then the diaphragm rehabilitation sessions. Sometimes a few interventions are enough to already see an evident improvement in the condition.

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Emblica for hiatal hernia

The fruits of Emblica, otherwise called Amla , in dry extract are rich in tannins, vitamin C, flavonoids and polyphenols, vitamins of group B , and have multiple properties including those of counteracting hyperacidity , heartburn (confusing restrosternal burning with gastritis) and also gastro-duodenal ulcer.

It is particularly indicated in case of hiatal hernia and is often an essential component of phytocomplexes that perform the function of controlling gastric hyperacidity , without the contraindications of proton pump inhibitors.

Mastic resin for hiatal hernia

Lentisk resin otherwise known as Chios tears is a very useful chewing remedy in case of stomach acid, gastroesophageal reflux from hiatus hernia.

Lentisk is rich in triterpenes, anthocyanins, tocopherols and has an antibacterial and protective action on the stomach .

Indicated in case of peptic ulcer, it seems that its resin is able to morphologically modify the bacterium  and to effectively counter it.

It reduces inflammation of the entire gastrointestinal tract and can represent a valid support for drug therapy for Chron’s disease .

Nutrition for hiatal hernia

Those who suffer from reflux and heartburn due to the presence of a hiatal hernia must follow a diet that is as free of acidifying combinations as possible. So be careful not to combine proteins and carbohydrates, digestion takes longer, tomatoes and cheeses can cause digestive burning.

It is best to consume fruit between meals for its sugar content. Sometimes even drinking a lot of water while eating can cause reflux , especially if added with gas.

The general advice is therefore not to mix sugars with proteins, not to abuse nerve substances such as coffee or tea, to consume frugal meals, not to use carbonated drinks, to replace wine vinegar with apple or lemon vinegar. for the toppings.

For specific advice it is good to consult a food professional who will be able to give personalized indications based also on the patient’s medical history.

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