Inguinal Hernia-Causes,Risk factors,Symptoms,Prevention & Homeopathic Remedies

Cause, Symptoms and Prevention of Inguinal Hernia
Inguinal Hernia is a painful and awful disease for not only men but also women. If the organs which are surrounded of our abdomen starts to slip though a weakness or a hole in our muscles, it's called a hernia.An inguinal hernia which is also referred as a groin hernia is a protrusion of the fatty tissue from one area of our body through a weakness or tear in the abdominal wall that is supposed to contain it. Due to incomplete closure of a structure it can be present at birth.
In Man:
Where the blood vessels and spermatic cord to the testicles pass out of the abdominal cavity and into the scrotum- an inguinal hernia develops in that region in a man.

In Woman:
Where the connective tissue of the body binding the uterus exits from the abdomen to link with the tissue adjacent the vaginal opening- an inguinal hernia develops in that region in a woman.

There are two types of Inguinal Hernia- one is direct and another is indirect. 
A direct hernia affects both sexes. The intestinal loop forms a swelling in the inner part of the fold of the groin.
But an indirect hernia affects men only. A loop of intestine passes down the inguinal canal from where a testis descends into the scrotum. 
Causes of the Inguinal Hernia: 
The direct inguinal hernias develop later in life as a result of weakening of the lower abdominal muscles. But the indirect hernias which are present at birth are called congenital hernias. They are a result of unfinished closure of the inguinal canal, the canal from side to side which the testicles move down from their original intra-abdominal place into the scrotum.

Inguinal hernias may appear following surgery or after heavy lifting, birthing a child, persistent coughing, exercising, straining while defecating or urinating or by gaining a lot of weight. 
The risk factors for inguinal hernias: 
Risk factors for an inguinal hernia include: 
  • Chronic cough 
  • Chronic constipation 
  • Male gender 
  • Obesity 
  • Family history of hernias 
  • Lifting or pushing heavy objects 
  • Nutritional deficiencies 
  • Undescended testes 
  • Overexertion 
  • Premature birth 
  • Smoking 
  • Enlargement of the prostate or other conditions that can result in straining to urinate 
Symptoms of Inguinal Hernia: 
Hernias by themselves may be asymptomatic (produce no symptoms). But generally hernias appear with some common symptoms. Somebody experience the given symptoms: 
  • A heavy feeling in the groin 
  • Abdominal discomfort 
  • A lump or swelling in the groin 
  • Painful lump 
  • Pain radiating down the leg 
  • Pain in the groin while standing or moving 
  • A sudden pain into the scrotum 
Prevention of Inguinal Hernia: To prevent Inguinal Hernia many experts suggest:
  • Eating a healthy diet 
  • Avoiding overexertion 
  • Quitting smoking 
  • Keeping weight down 
  • Avoid lifting heavy objects 
  • Avoiding straining to urinate 
  • Managing constipation 
  • Exercise regularly to strengthen abdominal muscles
Homeopathic Remedies for Inguinal Hernia: 
To cure Inguinal Hernia with the Homeopathic remedies most of the doctors use: 
  1. Arnica 
  2. Colocynthis 
  3. Lycopodium 
  4. Causticum 
  5. Cascara 
  6. Cocculus 
  7. Mag carb 
  8. Silicea 
  9. Sulphur 
  10. Veratrum album 
  11. Nitric acid 
  12. Nux vom 
  13. Rhus tox 
Homeopathy specialists prescribe different medicines in different situations of the disease. These medicines are really successful to reduce the intensity of Inguinal Hernia without any surgery.