Last year I was diagnosed with a small inguinal hernia on my right side. Recently I’ve started feeling an ache on my left side. I’m also wondering if I have a hiatus hernia as well, because of some gastrointestinal issues I’ve been having. Has anyone else experienced an inguinal and hiatus hernia at the same time? Any advice?
My hernia gurgled when I first got it, but I don’t notice it as much now. I’ve had it for a year now.If I eat foods high in fat or chocolate I get irritation in my throat, sore throat,belching, pain below my sternum, and occasionally difficulty swallowing. That is what I mean by gastrointestinal issues.
It is estimated up to 60% of adults 60 and over will develop some form of Hiatal Hernia. Larger hernias may require surgery, but typical hiatal hernias can heal with exercises and stretches that can strengthen the diaphragm. These exercises can reduce the risk and may even relieve some symptoms.
Yoga is a big one I found through research that can help. Just be careful as some poses are not productive and can possibly increase symptoms.
Also exercise and losing weight can help a lot if you are outside of your normal BMI.
Here is positive research regarding all of the above –
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