Sometimes when a person makes some inadequate effort and pushes too hard on their abdominal area, there may be some damage. Some soft tissue may tear and allow intestines to move through it, or maybe some other organ moves and places itself where it does not belong. These are called hernias.

There are several different types of hernias, according to the body area that is affected they usually get their name:

1. Inguinal hernias: these are the most common type of hernia in men, they occur in the lower abdominal wall just above the leg crease. These can be due to a natural weakness in the wall which allowed intestines to protrude, or an excessive effort that pushed them out.

2. Ventral Hernias: these are due to some tearing in the place was a surgery incision was done. They are pretty serious and need to be checked by a doctor immediately.

3. Femoral Hernias: very common in women because they are usually due to pregnancy and childbirth. They are prone to get strangled, so it is essential to tell a doctor as soon as spotted.

There are also umbilical and epigastric hernias that occur near the bellybutton. These are more common in women and children, but they may also occur in men.

The last type of hernia that we are going to discuss here is the Hiatal hernia, which will be the main focus of this article; we will discuss some causes and home remedies that could lead to a hiatal hernia cure for those who suffer from this condition.

What is a hiatal hernia?

When food goes down your throat is passes through a pipe called the esophagus which connects to the stomach in the hiatus. The hiatus is a hole in the diaphragm (chest cavity). Sometimes this hole is too big, due to hereditary causes and the stomach protrudes a little bit; in some other cases, an extra effort may cause the stomach to go up and squeeze through the hiatus. And there you have a hiatal hernia.

Causes of a hiatal hernia

These hernias can go unnoticed for many people and on many occasions when they do notice the hernia it is already long after what may have caused it. Therefore, the causes of hernias can be difficult to point out clearly. There is, however, a list of possible causes and events that are connected to hiatal hernias.

Pregnancy: many women suffer from hiatal hernias after they get pregnant because of the excessive pressure the baby puts on the rest of the organs, the stomach is squeezed up against the chest cavity, and pregnant women may find this very uncomfortable. When this pressure is applied, it is easier for the stomach to go beyond its boundaries and develop into a hernia.

Obesity: the reasons are the same we already explained for pregnancy. The difference here is that it can affect men. Taking care of your waist can prevent this kind of hernias effectively.

Excessive coughing: in some cases, especially when there is some heredity involved, a person can cough so hard it can develop a hernia.

These events are related to hernias but it is necessary to carry out some more research to get a clearer picture of what may be causing people to develop a hiatal and another type of hernias.

Home remedies:

1) Warm water and drop down
This technique requires you to drink a glass of warm water in the morning. Stand on the tip of your toes and drop down to your heels quickly, the idea is to force your stomach to go down using the weight of water and the sudden movement.

2) Apple Cider Vinegar
Drinking it can help alleviate the symptoms of acid reflux in your stomach.

3) Massage
Massaging the area where the stomach protrudes can help to relocate it, remember to use soft strokes since it is a susceptible area.

4) Yoga
Some yoga poses will strengthen your muscles and help prevent hernias in general, including hiatal hernias.

5) Chamomile
This beverage is known for having anti-inflammatory effects. Drink it to ease the pain caused by the pressure of the stomach into the diaphragm.

6) Lose weight
One of the cases of this hernia is obesity, therefore, losing some pounds can help you improve your health and prevent hernias.

7) Quit smoking
Excessive coughing is related to the development of hiatal hernias, the cessation of this harmful habit can effectively diminish the risks of having one.

Author's Bio: 

Robert Alleson