Monday, November 22, 2021

Managing Hernia Through Diet

A hernia forms when there is a weakness or hole in a portion of muscle tissue near an organ, and part of that organ bulges or pushes through the hole. Hernias do not usually get better on their own, which is why most people need surgery to repair it.

Experts say tailoring diet can, in some cases, prevent a hernia from getting bigger and more painful. Dietary changes may help reduce abdominal strain and prevent complications. One of the main symptoms you may experience is acid reflux. This condition can cause pain and discomfort during and after eating certain foods.

The best and ideal diet for hernia patients should include sufficient vitamins with limited amount of fatty/fried foods. Along with the knowledge of what to eat, it is also essential that you understand when and how to eat for treating the problem of hernia. One of the tips for diet for any hernia patient is to avoid having large meals as they can cause a rapid production of acid in the body. It is suggested by many doctors to have 5-6 small meals rather than the usual three meals.

The diet plan of a hernia patient is similiar to that of a patient suffering with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The GERD diet is usually suggested to the ones who suffer from heartburn, regurgitation, and chest pain after having food. According to the GERD diet, creamy, fried, fatty, spicy, and oily food should be avoided. Foods that are highly processed and sugar-rich too should also be avoided by hernia patients.


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