Monday, March 10, 2008

The cause ,symptoms and care of hiatal hernias

A hernia occurs when one part of the body protrudes through a gap or opening into another part. Most people with small hiatal hernias will not knows that their are suffering from hernias as it don't cause problems unless it is a large hiatal hernias as it shows symptoms of hernias. The cause of large hiatal hernias as its allows food and acid to back up into your esophagus. most of the symptoms of large hiatal hernias are feeling chest pain and heartburn. Having beaching and nausea. The pain will get worse if you lift heavy objects, lie down or lean forwards.

The cause of hiatal hernias is when the surrounding muscle tissue at the opening became weak. It may be due to the pressure to our abdomen that cause hernias. The cause might be injury to the hernias area during an accident. Others cause are including persistent or severe coughing or vomiting, pregnancy, straining while going to the bathroom, increased abdominal fluid.

Elders people who is above fifty years of age, heavy smokers and obese are at high risks of suffering from hiatal hernias or people who are born with large hiatal hernias. Talk to your doctor if you suspect you are suffering from hiatal hernias. Finding that you are having difficulty in breathing or trouble swallowing, chest pain most of the time, coughing, wheezing, asthma and sore throat,

Care has to be taken if you are diagnose. Never eat heavy meals. Eat small meals and after eating always stand up and walk. Avoids heavy exercise when you just finish eating. Try not to eat spicy foods and limit fatty foods. Stops smoking and alcohol. Avoids acidic fruits and vegetable such as tomato and citrus fruits. Limit coffee or stop drinking coffee as it can be irritating to an inflamed esophageal lining.