A hernia is a sac formed by the lining of the abdominal cavity (peritoneum). The sac comes through a hole or weak area in the strong layer of the belly wall that surrounds the muscle. This layer is called the fascia.
Which type of hernia you have depends on where it is:
·         Femoral hernia is a bulge in the upper thigh, just below the groin. This type is more common in women than men.
·         Hiatal hernia occurs in the upper part of the stomach. Part of the upper stomach pushes into the chest.
·         Incisional hernia can occur through a scar if you have had abdominal surgery in the past.
·         Umbilical hernia is a bulge around the belly button. It occurs when the muscle around the belly button does not close completely after birth.
·         Inguinal hernia is a bulge in the groin. It is more common in men. It may go all the way down into the scrotum.
An inguinal hernia occurs when tissue, such as part of the intestine, protrudes through a weak spot in the abdominal muscles. The resulting bulge can be painful, especially  when you cough, bend over or lift a heavy object.
Inguinal hernia is caused by Increased pressure within the abdomen, -A pre-existing weak spot in the abdominal wall, A combination of increased pressure within the abdomen and a pre-existing weak spot in the abdominal wall, Straining during bowel movements or urination,Strenuous activity, Pregnancy, Chronic coughing or sneezing
There are usually no symptoms. Some people have discomfort or pain. The discomfort may be worse when standing, straining, or lifting heavy objects. In time, the most common complaint is a bump that is sore and growing.
When a hernia gets bigger, it may get stuck inside the hole and lose its blood supply. This is called strangulation. Symptoms include:-Nausea and vomiting,Not being able to pass gas or have bowel movements

Hernia is a surgical condition, even though it can be corrected by well selected Homoeopathic remedies. The important remedies are given below.

NUX VOMICA 200 –CM--Nux Vomica is a  Homeopathic medicine which is of great help in treating all types of Hernias — be it femoral, inguinal or umbilical. It can be given to patients of Hernia in whom the abdominal muscles have been weakened due to long-standing constipation. The patient complains of a constant urge to pass stool or poop but scanty unsatisfactory stool is passed. Such a patient also usually feels very cold. There’s also an excessive craving for stimulants like alcohol or coffee.  Weakness and soreness in the abdominal muscles are always experienced. For treatment of Umbilical Hernia in infants,Homeopathic remedy Nux Vomica is very beneficial.

 CALCAREA CARB. 200-CM--Calcarea Carbonica is a top Homeopathic medicine for treating Hernia. It is mainly prescribed for obese people with weak abdominal muscles due to excessive fat in the abdomen. Such patients cannot bear tight clothes around the waist. Homeopathic medicine Calcarea Carbonicaalso gives excellent results in treatment of Hernia in children who sweat excessively on the head. The patients requiring this medicine are sensitive to cold air. There is alsoan unusual craving for boiled eggs or chalk or lime.

 LYCOPODIUM 200—CM--Homeopathic medicine Lycopodium Clavatum is of great help to patients of Hernia who suffer from weak digestion and excessive flatulence in the abdomen. The patients requiring this medicine loveto eat sweets and have a craving for hot food and drinks.

COCCULUS INDICUS 200—CM—Abdominal muscles weak, it seems as if hernia would take place

RHUS TOXICODENDRON 200 –CM -This Homeopathic medicine is very beneficial fortreatment of all such cases of Hernia where the abdominal muscles become weak due to excessive strainby lifting heavy weights. Homeopathic remedy Rhus Toxicodendron helps the patients by strengthening the abdominal muscles.

AURUM MET 30- Aurum met is also prescribed for inguinal hernia if the other well selected remedies fail.

MAGNESIA MUR 200-Magnesia mur. is prescribed for congenital scrotal hernia

SILICEA 200- CM-Silicea is aHomeopathic medicine of great help for patients of Hernia who experience excessive and offensive perspiration on the feet. The patient always feels very chilly and desires warm clothing. Silicea is also a very helpful Homeopathic remedy for treatment ofHerniain children who are weak, very obstinate and headstrong.

SEPIA 200- Sepia is an effective remedy for inguinal hernia  with bearing down sensation .

THUJA OCC. 200- Thuja is prescribed  for inguinal hernia  of infants, especially left side.

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