Nutrition Management - Nutrition in Haital Hernia


  Nutrition in Haital Hernia

Hernia is present approximately in 15% of population. It is a protrusion of upper part of stomach into the thorax through a tear or weakness in diaphragm. Diaphragm has a small opening that allows esophagus to pass through and connect stomach. In hernia the stomach can push up through this opening. Hernia also causes symptoms of discomfort and this condition is called GERD. Haital hernia can weaken the lower oesophageal sphincter.

  • Citrus fruits should be avoided. Mostly oranges, grapes, tomatoes and lemon.
  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Vegetables such as potatoes and onions should be avoided.
  • Dairy products should be limited.
  • It is not advised to eat a meal before you sleep.
  • Eat small frequent meals.
  • Avoid large meals.
  • Exercise more.

Foods to avoid:

  • Chocolates
  • Peppermint
  • Fried foods
  • Alcohol
  • Citrus fruits
  • Caffeine
  • French fries
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Ice creams
  • Milk shakes
  • Sour cream
  • Buffalo wings
  • Chicken nuggets
  • Cottage cheese
  • Raw onion
  • Cranberry juice
  • Brownie
  • Cookies
  • High fat salad dressings
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Tomato
  • Grape juice
  • Wine
  • Liquor

Foods to eat:

  • Apples
  • Banana
  • Carrots
  • Cabbage
  • Peas
  • Green beans
  • Broccoli
  • Egg whites
  • Skinless chicken
  • Ground beef
  • Fish
  • Baked potato
  • Rice cakes
  • Corn bread
  • Graham crackers
  • Oatmeal porridge
  • Fat free cream
  • Fat free sour cream
  • Fat free cheese
  • Pretzels

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