Is Surgery The Solution For Hernia ?
A hernia is defined in science as a rupture in the abdominal wall from where the intestine protrudes. However, the irony is that this very science claims that the abdominal wall is one of the most flexible walls in the body. So does this logic make sense to you – that one of the most flexible muscles in the body can get ruptured?
Lets assume it is true and analyze my next point. If there is a rupture and it is treated by adding a mesh to “repair the hernia”, then why is it that over 40% hernias relapse within 2 years? I leave the judging of this logic to you.
According to Ayurveda, the most trusted and ancient science since over 5000 years – something which even modern medicine cannot comprehend, a hernia is simply the inflammation of the intestine due to sedentary lifestyle. Confused as to how and why this would happen? Answer the following questions and you will know:
What time do you get up? – is it before 8 AM?
What time to you have breakfast – is it before 9 AM?
What time do you eat lunch – is it between 1 – 1:30 PM?
What time do you have dinner? – is it between 7-7:30 PM?
What time do you sleep? – is it before 11 PM?
Is your breakfast heavier than your dinner?
Do you have meat for dinner?
Do you have fruits after 7 PM?
Any “NO” that you may have answered may be a contributor towards a lifestyle disease. Couple this with a weak intestine/ inability to smoothly digest food – you will probably develop a hernia sometime in your life (But we sincerely pray that we are wrong and that you remain more than healthy)
See how Health Chronicle describes a healthy diet.
So any activity which your body resents will contribute to adding stress to the body. Now the most obvious thing you should know is that if there is any stress on any part of the body it would cause that part to swell up/ inflammation. Same thing happens with your intestine. Repeated sedentary lifestyle over the course of your time causes inflammation which then adds pressure on the abdominal wall. This added pressure on the wall pushes the wall beyond the point it can stretch. So eventually the wall deforms from the weakest point – many a times inguinal area in males due to gravity/ stress in that region for whatever reason.
If you don’t believe me try this – feel your hernia after a meal – does it feel hard? That’s just a glimpse of the inflammation inside. Remember a hernia is just the tip of the iceberg. The actual inflammation is inside the intestine the 20 feet long intestine. Surely you didn’t think that only a part of the intestine would swell up.
So imagine this, with an inflamed intestine which is coming out of one area, you go for a surgery wherein it is pushed back in and a mesh is added on it to prevent it from going out again. Will this stop the intestine from going back in that area – YES. But will this reduce the inflammation? – NO. It simply cannot. Eventually the intestine will try to burst out of the next weakest spot in the intestine. This is what makes the hernia relapse.
You can also read about cases who got operated for hernia and how they are suffering from new problems here – Why is there pain even after hernia surgery ?
So how to cure a hernia completely?
We have answered this question previously in this blog post.
You can also see http://www.grocare.com/kit/hernia-kit for more details on this.