Last Modified on Nov 21, 2014
What Is an Inguinal Hernia?
An inguinal is defined as the protrusion of soft tissue through a weak point in the abdominal muscles. The soft tissue that pushes through the muscles typically consists of the membrane lining the abdominal cavity or a small section of the intestines. The result of the protrusion is a slight to more severe bulge that may be painful, typically when the affected individual coughs, bends or lifts a heavy object.
Some inguinal hernias do not cause symptoms and may only be discovered via a routine medical exam. However, inguinal hernias are often recognizable as present bulge in the abdomen that can be seen and felt. Typically the bulge is more apparent when the individual stands uprights, coughs or strains. Additionally, common symptoms of an inguinal hernia include a bulge in the area on either side of the pubic bone, a burning or aching sensation at the bulge, pain or discomfort in the groin, a heavy or dragging feeling in the groin, weakness or pressure in the groin and occasional pain or swelling around the testicles.
While some inguinal hernias have no apparent cause, others occur as the result of several different factors. Increased pressure in the abdomen, a pre-existing weak spot in the abdominal wall, a combination of pressure and a weak spot, straining during bowel movements or urination, heavy lifting, fluid in the abdomen, pregnancy, excess weight and chronic coughing or sneezing may cause or contribute to an inguinal hernia.
Inguinal Hernia Remedies
Surgery that involves the application of hernia mesh is often the first medical remedy offered individuals with an inguinal hernia; however, hernia mesh can cause complications later and does not have to be the only option. Natural remedies offer relief and treatment and are less invasive. A natural poultice of comfrey can cure an inguinal hernia without surgery. Additional options include licorice, ginger root, chamomile, marshmallow root, hawthornia and shepherds purse. Additionally strengthening the core through exercise and eliminating excess weight can also help cure an inguinal hernia.
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Reasons for exploring non surgical cure options of Inguinal Hernia:
It can happen, very rarely admittedly, with quite severe consequences. But you will start to get serious discomfort and pain before
that happens. " Means you should explore non surgical options, with open mind.Surgery is not only solution. But be mentally ready for surgery if you "....start to get serious discomfort and pain...... "
"Strangulation rarely happens......"
Read full write up of this alternative therapy healer at following link. He has opined that chiropractic may not be helpful in IH
"if it is confirmed in U.S report so one should try other non surgical options and if you do not get results then only opt for surgery."...
Sometimes abdominal pain is wrongly attributed to IH. In such cases chiropractor may be helpful
Inguinal Hernia is caused by "tear" (term used by radiologists) of abdominal wall. So far I have reduced size of Hernia by 5 mm. I am fully aware of risk factors. But I do not have pain or discomfort of any type usually associated with IH, till date, not only that I am using hernia belt to prevent sudden strangulation leading to surgical emergency.
If ladies undergoing cesarean operation gets healed and are fit for next pregnancy, I think I should explore possibility of hernia without surgery. In cesarean operation, all layers of skin are cut while in case of hernia only some layers of skin are torn,
In next pregnancy considerably greater pressure is exerted on the old c-section of previous operation still human body withstands it. I am banking on this wonderful self-healing power of human body to find non surgical cure of Hernia.
Hernia is usually caused by tear of abdominal wall at weakest point usually due to constipation, frequent coughing, Indigestion, (Gas/Flatulence), overweight etc. I have taken care of them by making suitable changes in my food habits and lifestyle. I am searching for herbs/medicines/foods having wound healing properties that work. I have tried many options so far I think hot/cold shower therapy is best.