Monday, January 08, 2007

Hernia is not a serious illness

Hernia is not a serious illness, but if do not go for early checked up or treated it can lead to serious complications and pain. Hernia can appear in different parts of the body, but the most common place where it is encountered is the abdomen.

The upper stomach and the end of the esophagus slip up through the hiatus because it has become weakened and this is how hiatal hernia appears and is called a sliding hiatal hernia. Most of the hiatal hernias that people suffer are sliding hiatal hernias, but other people might suffer from a different form hernia, called paraesophageal hernia, which is slightly more dangerous because the stomach can get strangled.