Category: Hiatus Hernia

Femoral Hernia – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment


The word hernia is derived from the latin word which means rupture. A hernia is defined as an abnormal protrusion of an abdominal organ or tissue through a weak spot in the abdominal wall. The hernias are caused due to either the weakness of abdominal muscles or due to increased abdominal pressure. The most common sites of hernia include the inguinal, femoral, and umbilical area and sites of previous incision such as surgeries, etc. Femoral hernia along with its causes, symptoms, ayurvedic management will be described in detail in the following article.


Hernia are classified into various types such as inguinal, umbilical, and femoral, etc. Femoral hernia is a condition when the abdominal contents pass through the femoral ring, transverse the femoral canal and come out through the saphenous opening. The condition of femoral hernia is more common in females as compared to males. The causes of the muscle weakness or increase in the abdominal pressure could be various which will be described as follows.

Femoral hernia


The exact cause underlying the condition of femoral hernia is not known in most of the cases. There could be various reasons estimated for the occurrence of femoral hernia such as weakening of the area of the femoral canal, etc. The weakness of the abdominal muscles can be congenital or acquired. The congenital cases include weak abdominal muscles by birth. In cases of acquired ones, the weakening of the walls of muscles can be caused due to straining for prolonged periods or due to extensive force, etc. There can be a variety of reasons that can result in overstraining such as –

  1. Postpartum or after delivering a baby
  2. The patients suffering from chronic constipation are more prone to the condition of femoral hernia.
  3. Very heavy weight lifting.
  4. The condition of obesity can also contribute to this condition.
  5. Chronic cough, bronchitis, tuberculosis, etc.
  6. Urinary obstruction


There could be various symptoms varying from person to person. The most common clinical features are

  1. Pain – The patients suffering from femoral hernia experience mild discomfort in the affected area. Usually, due to the mildness of pain, the patient may ignore the pain or it might remain unnoticed until it gets strangled. In the cases of strangulated femoral hernia, there is a sudden pain at the site of hernia which immediately spreads over the abdomen with vomiting.
  2. Swelling – A small globular swelling can be observed at the site of femoral hernia.


The diagnosis of femoral hernia will mainly include the physical examination of the patient. The physical examination will consist of observing the following features. The femoral hernia sac lies below the inguinal ligament. There is dilation of the superficial epigastric iliac veins. Zeeman’s method is used to properly examine the state of femoral hernia. Invagination test is done to reveal the empty inguinal canal. After confirming the diagnosis, the patient should be treated without any further delay.

Ayurvedic Aspect

The condition of hernia can be correlated to the concept of antra vridhi in the ayurvedic perspective. The causative factors behind the condition of antra vridhi are mentioned to be heavy weight lifting, falling from height, etc. Ayurveda believes to rectify the disease right from its roots rather than just managing the symptoms. The consumption of factors that aggravate or cause an imbalance in the levels of the tridosha (vata, pitta, kapha) will result in the development of various diseases.

The vitiated vata dosha targets the large gut along with the small gut and causes protrusion and may further cause swelling in the scrotum. This forms a sac and it is distended and is known as antra vridhi. The ayurvedic management of antra vridhi deals with balancing the levels of the imbalance doshas and reducing the shotha or swelling. There are various ayurvedic formulations that help to manage this condition such as boswellia curcumin, gotukola capsules, kanchnaar guggul, etc.


The modern line of treatment manages the cases of hernia with surgery and there is no role of conservative treatment. Planet Ayurveda prepares medicinal formulations that contain natural herbs beneficial for the health of the body. Planet Ayurveda is providing various preparations of natural herbs such as boswellia curcumin, gotukola capsules, kachnaar guggul, rumogin 5 capsules, arjuna capsules, etc which are prepared using authentic ways and provide great results in improving the health of the patient of Femoral hernia.

All the herbal products manufactured here are free from chemicals, preservatives, starch, additives, colors and fillers. These products are hundred percent natural and are formulated by MD Ayurvedic doctors with deep knowledge of Ayurveda and many years of experience. The formulations are prepared strictly according to the procedures described in the samhitas (classical texts) and therefore are very effective in promoting the health of the patient and managing the diseased state effectively.

Ayurvedic Treatment For Femoral Hernia

Herbal Supplements for Femoral Hernia

The Herbal Products Suitable for Managing the condition of Femoral Hernia is described in detail as follows

  1. Boswellia curcumin
  2. Gotukola capsules
  3. Kanchnaar guggul
  4. Rumogin 5 capsules
  5. Arjuna capsules


Planet ayurveda prepares Boswellia curcumin using natural extracts of haridra (Curcuma longa) and shallaki (Boswellia serrata).This combination contains natural analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. These medicinal properties will help to manage the pain and various discomforts experienced by the patient suffering from femoral hernia.

Dose – 1 capsule twice daily, after meals with plain water.


Planet ayurveda is preparing gotu kola capsules using the pure and natural extracts of gotukola (Centella asiatica). Gotu kola is also known as mandukaparni. It is very effective in pacifying the excessive vata dosha from the body. It is also helpful in improving the condition of the patients suffering from femoral hernia.

Dosage : 1-2 Capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.


Kanchnaar guggul is prepared by planet Ayurveda by combining various beneficial medicinal herbs such as Kachnar Bark (Bauhinia variegata), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Black Pepper (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum), Varuna Bark (Crataeva religiosa), Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum), Cinnamon (Dalchini), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), etc. The Kanchnaar guggul is beneficial in promoting the growth of healthy cells. The intake of kanchnaar guggul in appropriate doses helps to improve the condition of femoral hernia up to a great extent

Dose: One to two tablets to be taken two or three times a day with warm water after meals.


Planet ayurveda prepares Rumogin 5 capsules using the herbal extracts of various beneficial ayurvedic herbs such as Haridra (Curcuma longa), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Shallaki (Boswellia serrata), Maricha (Piper nigrum) and Pippali (Piper longum), etc. This combination of herbs will help to improve the strength of the abdominal muscles which will ultimately improve the condition of femoral hernia.

Dosage : 1-2 Capsules once or twice daily after meal with plain water.


Arjuna capsules prepared by Planet Ayurveda comprises natural extract of the ayurvedic herb arjuna (Terminalia arjuna). It helps to improve the blood circulation of the body along with various other health benefits. It helps to reduce the chances of strangulation in hernia. Hence, also improving the health of the patient.

Dosage : 1-2 Capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.

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In a nutshell, it can be concluded that femoral hernia can be managed very well by following the principles of ayurveda. Ayurveda believes to rectify the disease right from its roots rather than just managing the symptoms. So, by restricting the causative or aggravating factors and following a healthy diet along with the administration of ayurvedic formulations such as boswellia curcumin, gotukola capsules, kachnaar guggul, rumogin 5 capsules, arjuna capsules, etc. the condition can be managed well. The quality of life of the patients suffering from femoral hernia can be improved to a great extent.



Ayurveda is considered to be the mother of all healing sciences. It is a holistic system of medicine utilizing herbs, minerals, yoga, and gems for healing purposes. In the past times, the validity of Ayurvedic sciences has been questioned. However, modern scientific research has proven efficacy of formulations mentioned in Ayurvedic system of medicine. It has been found that Alternative systems of medicines often succeed when the orthodox system of medicine is helpless.

Ayurveda is the oldest medical science or healthcare system. Ayurveda literally means ‘the science of life’. Ayurveda is also called as Indian system of medicine. Ayurveda teaches us in a comprehensive way that what is harmful, and what is useful to the human body. Ayurvedic system of medicine addresses the happy and unhappy states of the human life. Ayurveda speaks about preventive as well as curative aspects of the diseases.

Hiatus Hernia

Panchamahabhuta Theory (The five element theory)

Ayurvedic system of medicine is based on peculiar fundamental principles like and Panchmahabhuta (five elements ether, air, fire, water and earth) theory and Tridosha (three humors vata, pitta and kapha) theory. The five elements are building blocks of human life. The five elements have a significant role in Human Anatomy and Human Physiology.

About Pitta

Pitta in scientific language can be described as biological fire. Pitta is hot, moist and light. Pitta is responsible for digestion, body temperature, visual perception, hunger, thirst, complexion, intelligence, courage and softness. When pitta is vitiated, it imparts yellow colour to stool, urine, eyes and skin. It leads to hunger, thirst, burning sensation and inflammation. Caraka has described forty diseases caused by aggravation of pitta. The primary site of pitta is small intestine. Other sites include stomach, sweat, sebaceous glands, blood, lymph and eye.

Cause of Diseases as per Ayurveda

Just like the five element theory, Tridosha theory has been the mainstay of the Ayurvedic system of medicine. Tridosha means three biological humours that are the primary life-forces in the human body. Vata is the product of interaction of air and ether. Pitta is the product of interaction of fire and water. Kapha is the product of interaction of earth and water.
The three biological humours remain in dynamic equilibrium with each other and this harmony represents health. Imbalance in function of three biological humours is a disease. With Ayurvedic medicines, either derived out of herbs or minerals, one can enhance the opposing elements in order to achieve equilibrium among three biological humours.

What is Hiatus Hernia?

Definition – Hiatus hernia is a condition involving herniation of the contents of the abdominal cavity, most commonly the stomach, through the diaphragm into the mediastinum.

Hiatus Hernia as per Ayurvedic Theory

As regards Ayurvedic treatment of Hiatus Hernia is concerned, it is similar to Amlapitta (hyperacidity). Food, when consumed without understanding one’s own digestive capacity, will not be digested properly and gets sour. The fresh food ingested further too gets sour when it mixes with the previously soured food as the seat itself vitiated. Due to the sourness of consumed food the liquidity of pitta increases further decreasing the capacity for digestion (Agnimandya). Hence Rasadi Dhatu is not formed in proper manner. This, after certain period, manifests as Amlapitta. Amlapitta is one of the major features of Hiatus Hernia.

The symptoms may include

  • Abdominal heaviness
  • Burning sensation in chest and throat region
  • Indigestion
  • Loss of taste
  • Sour or bitter belching

What does Planet Ayurveda Offers for Dyspepsia?

Planet Ayurveda offers Esophageal Hiatus Hernia Care Pack for proper cure of dyspepsia. The composition of Esophageal


  1. Shatavari Capsules
  2. Digestion Support Capsules
  3. Heart Burn Capsules

Hiatus Hernia

Product Descriptions

1. Shatavari Capsules

Shatavari Capsules is a wonderful Ayurvedic remedy for easing symptoms associated with hiatus hernia. It is demulcent and emollient and prevents gastric erosions and ulceration.

Dosage : 2 Twice Daily (2 bottles)

2. Digestion Support Capsules

Digestion Support Capsules one capsule thrice a day, after meals, is ideal for igniting the digestive fire and reducing gaseous distension of the abdomen. It has been formulated to tackle issues of hyperacidity associated with hiatus hernia.

Dosage : 2 Capsules Twice Daily (2 Bottles)

3. Heart Burn Capsules

Heart Burn Capsules is effective Ayurvedic remedy for gastritis. It has been formulated to tackle issues of hyperacidity.
Dosage : 1 Twice Daily (1 bottle)


The main aim of treatment of Hiatus hernia is controlling the hyperacidity. Proper medication coupled with diet-restrictions and preventing obesity are a mainstay in keeping the symptoms associated with Hiatus hernia away.

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