Just What is Hiatal Hernia Treatment?

Hiatal Hernia Treatment depends on the severity of the case of the patient. Those people that don’t experience any symptoms or signs of hiatal hernia may not need treatment but those people who experience recurring acid reflux needs medical attention and possibly hiatal hernia treatment to relieve their condition.

English: Hiatal hernia in chest X-ray. Deutsch...

English: Hiatal hernia in chest X-ray. Deutsch: Hiatushernie im Thoraxröntgenbild. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Various hiatal hernia treatments are available from medicines to lifestyle changes and for severe cases, surgery may be needed.

Hiatal hernia treatment includes medicines that are given by doctors to relieve the symptoms. Here are some of the medicines given to relieve the hiatal hernia symptoms.

1. Antacids

Antacids are over the counter medicines that help in neutralizing the acid present in the esophagus. Antacids give relief from heartburn symptoms. However, these medicines do not cure the heartburn itself but just works to relieve the symptoms. The minute that you stop antacids, you will again feel the symptoms.

2. H2 blockers

H2 blockers can be used in hiatal hernia treatment. These medicines blocks histamine and aids in reducing the acid that is secreted in the stomach.

However, if you have more severe case of heartburn, your physician may give you stronger dosage of H2 blockers. Usually, H2 blockers are recommended taken before you eat a meal.

H2 blockers can also be taken after you felt the symptoms but you still have to wait for thirty minutes before it takes effect.

For hiatal hernia treatment, H2 blockers are sometimes recommended for a couple of months. However, be aware that you might observe some side effects such as drowsiness, dry mouth, dizziness or changes in bowel.

You have to talk to your physician if you will take H2 blockers with other medicines as it may cause some medical risk taking it with other medicines.

3. Proton pump inhibitors

Proton pump inhibitors are the medicines that are considered to be the most effective in treating acid reflux. They work by blocking the production of acid and gives time to heal the esophageal tissue.

Proton pump inhibitors are normally taken just once each day however, they are more costly than other medicines.

Proton pump inhibitors are also considered safe for long term use but it is better if you ask you physician if you are taking other medicines.

Meanwhile, surgery is the last option for hiatal hernia treatment. Surgery is advised by physician if medications do not help in relieving the symptoms and if other medical complications arise like chest pain or difficulty in breathing.

Peter is a free lancer writer of http://www.medicalsymptomsguide.com/

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