For hiatial hernia there is another great product that is natural vs some of the chemical products for acid reflux. Ive used it for a few years now and it really works.
In addition to Georges aloe vera which I always keep on hand such I get a slight problem with bloating now I also have used a product called DGL. Its deglyerized licorace root. It coats the stomach and replaces the mucus lining which if someone has digestive problems or ulcers can eat away over a period of time the protective mucus lining.
It may take a while but studies have shown it now only helps with digestion but over a period heals the ulcerations and puts back the coating which allows ulcers to form in the stomach and escsophagus. I highly recommend it and it only costs about $15.95 per bottle. You take two chewable tablets before each meal usually 20 minutes in advance.
It usually settles my stomach right down. But make sure you get the choclate mint rather than the orginal licorice root unless you like the black licorice flavor which I dont.
> About 7 years ago I lifted some heavy boxes
> up about 3 flights of stairs and unbeknowest
> to me I developed a hiatial hernia. I let
> some time pass and did not know what was
> wrong with me. Had a lot of sleep less
> nights and devoloped digestive problems.
> I tryed all kinds of over the counter non
> perscription medicines for acid indegestion
> and heartburn and nothing worked and
> eventually acid reflux started happening and
> wouldnt quit. So as much as I didnt want to
> I went to the doctor and they began to run
> all kinds of tests on me. At first they said
> I probably had ulcers.
> I thought how can that be I wasnt worried
> about anything until I started going weeks
> and weeks and not getting proper sleep. Then
> it got to a point that I couldnt eat and
> would avoid eating because I felt so bloated
> and crappy after I would eat even the
> lightest foods.
> I sank into a deep depression and started to
> think it was my time to go be with the Lord.
> There were nights were all I could do was
> weep in my wifes arms, it got that bad. She
> prayred and prayed for me! God bless her. It
> was a very tough time for me. I was so used
> to excellent health I just couldnt believe
> it was happening to ME!
> I would go into the kitchen and see all the
> good food my wife would buy specifically for
> me in the fridge and Id just look at it and
> get depressed. Well when I went to Parkland
> hospital where they had some of the best
> doctors in Texas at that time, they ran
> kinds of tests and determined I had a
> hiatial hernia and prescribed a medication
> for it that has now been taken off the
> shelves as it has caused at least one death
> and people are bringing law suits against
> the doctors who precribed it.
> I took it for two days and the first day it
> helped but the second day it started making
> me feel weird and I started getting panic
> attacks so I stopped taking it. A friend
> suggested going to the health food store and
> see if they might have something that would
> I did and right away found Georges aloe vera
> which is fantastic as it is the only aloe
> vera that has no bitter taste that I have
> tryed plus no citric acid which most have
> that irritated my escophagas. Then I a few
> years later discovered melatoin which I
> found out for every ten years we age our
> body produces that much less melatoni in our
> brain which is the natural hormone which
> helps us to sleep.
> I take melatoin every night now and it
> really helps. A beer or two once in a while
> helps too ha!!! I dont know about you but I
> got stressed out just knowing something was
> wrong in my body. Just stess itself will
> wear a person down.
> I now have seen many benifits from visits to
> the health food store and trying different
> products. Prayer helps too in choosing which
> products will work for each individual. Not
> everything works for everyone. I dont know
> if this helps but thought I would post it.
> God bless