Charlie Sheen: Hiatal hernia pain sent him to the hospital
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Charlie Sheen, what are we going to do with you? Sheen, who was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Thursday morning with abdominal pain, is spending yet another night in yet another hospital.
No ‘adverse allergic reaction’ this time -- sources told TMZ the ‘Two and a Half Men’ star was treated for intense abdominal pain stemming from a hiatal hernia.
With a hiatal hernia, part of the stomach bulges through the diaphragm. No symptoms, no problem, but when a person does have symptoms, well, imagine having a blow torch nailing your esophagus where it connects to your stomach -- think ‘reflux,’ but think it in capital letters. (Ask us how we know.)
To mitigate symptoms, doctors recommend that people such as Sheen or the Ministry, who are aware they have a hiatal hernia, take care to avoid alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, alcohol, fatty foods, chocolate, mint and alcohol.
Coincidentally, Sheen’s trip to the ER, first reported by TMZ, came after a night of heavy partying at the actor’s house, neighbors told the website. The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a 911 call at Sheen’s gated community shortly after 6:30 a.m., Show Tracker confirmed. Two women reportedly left the house as paramedics took Sheen away.
One person reportedly at Sheen’s pad -- 22-year-old porn actress Kacey Jordan -- might’ve been just the person to help the actor with another technique for reducing the pain: Doctors suggest keeping the patient’s head raised while in bed, perhaps with the aid of a foam wedge or other apparatus. Say, a briefcase. Fortunately for Sheen, he’s not missing work -- turns out ‘Two and a Half Men’ has the week off. Not sure if he’s in trouble with dad Martin Sheen, mom Janet Templeton or ex-wife Denise Richards, all of whom were spotted at Cedars.
-- Christie D’Zurilla