Hiatal Hernia & Other Valves
"Jack Ritchason taught me that he has never seen a person who has a degenerative disease who does not have a hiatal hernia and a weak digestive system. My own experience confirms this. Hence, pulling down their hiatal hernia is a very important step in helping these people recover. If you don’t know how to do this, get someone to teach you." (Steven Horne)
What is a Hiatal Hernia?
Hernias occur when one part of the body protrudes through a gap or opening into another part. And although a hernia can theoretically develop almost anywhere, most are in the abdominal area. This includes hiatal hernias — also known as diaphragmatic hernias — which form at the opening in your diaphragm where your food pipe joins your stomach.
Most small hiatal hernias don't cause any problems, and you may never know you have a hiatal hernia unless your doctor discovers it when checking for another condition. But a large hiatal hernia can allow food and acid to back up into your esophagus, leading to heartburn and chest pain. Self-care measures or medications can usually alleviate these symptoms, although very large hiatal hernias sometimes need surgical repair.Signs and symptoms
Most small hiatal hernias cause no problems. But larger hernias may cause heartburn, belching or chest pain when stomach acids back up into your food pipe (esophagus). These signs and symptoms tend to become worse when you lean forward, strain, lift heavy objects or lie down, and they can also worsen during pregnancy.
In rare cases, the part of your stomach that protrudes into your chest cavity may become twisted (strangulated) or have its blood supply cut off, leading to:
In 50% of population over 40. Ulcers often accompany hiatal hernia. Due to leakage of stomach acid back into lower esophagus - sometimes into throat.
Breathe deeply and slowly
The small intestine completes the digestion and absorbs digested foods. The large intestine absorbs water.
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