Hernia Treatment

To explain in very easy terms to a layman most hernias are various kinds of bulges or swellings in the lower abdominal region that doctors can push back into the cavity of the abdomen.

Hernia treatment

Hernia treatment mostly involves surgery and nowadays minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery is preferred because it causes very little bleeding and the patient remains confined in the hospital for hardly a day or two at the most.

It is very necessary to push the hernia swelling from the diaphragm into the cavity of the abdomen or else a strangulation of the intestinal loop will take place. Medical treatment is very necessary or else the lack of blood supply will lead to the death of this part of the intestine.

That is why before complications can set in the herniated intestinal loop has to be repositioned through surgery and surgery is often the only way out for curing hernias. When a person suffers from hernia his abdominal muscles become weakened which can be secured through surgery.

Prognosis

Surgical treatment usually ensures complete recovery, but in rare cases ranging between 1% and 3%, hernia may again strike later on in life on the opposite side.
Doctors may conduct a fundoplication surgery to repair sliding Hiatal hernia by pulling down the swelling from the cavity of the chest and pushing it down to the abdominal cavity and stitching it up to keep it there in a sutured form.

When the hernia conditions are very mild, treatment involves non prescription drugs and lifestyle alterations like switching over to a high fiber diet, replacing 3 huge spicy meals with 5 small bland and less oily meals, tobacco and alcohol abstinence and avoidance of lying down directly after a hearty meal.

Again to avoid complications, your doctor may advise surgery to cure/repair mixed Hiatal hernia or paraesophageal hernia. If you are suffering from GERD symptoms that have taken on a severe form, doctors will prescribe medications to drive away the symptoms.