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breathing exercises for hiatal hernia

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gabriel Goren
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I doubt it: Usually hiatal hernia are small and they can cause pain mainly from the feeling of heart burn as stomach acid is regurgitated in to the esophagus . A ... Read More
Dr. Terry Simpson
35 years experience General Surgery
Yes: The hernia can be large enough to displace lung tissue and inhibit deep breaths. But if you are short of breath see your doctor.
Dr. Randy Stevens
24 years experience General Surgery
Hiatal hernia: You have a hiatal hernia. This is a very treatable abnormality. Your doctor will treat your symptoms and follow with you. If you are feeling well wi ... Read More

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: A hiatal hernia is the stomach protruding into the chest cavity, which can affect one's breathing.
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Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Large hiatal hernias can cause shortness of breath. The only solution for these large hernias is surgical repair. There are often other conditions how ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Get evaluated for: Sleep apnea asap. God bless u! http://www.Webmd.Com/sleep-disorders/sleep-apnea/.
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Dr. Barry Marged
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?Sleep apnea?: Cessation of breathing while sleeping is most often, but not exclusively, sleep apnea. Since the trachea and esophagus run along with each other and t ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
GERD-related asthma?: About a third of chronic gerd suffers have an asthma-like presentation, and about a third of asthmatics have gerd. As such, many asthmatics show sign ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Emergency room : Please go immediately to the er. When a 56 year old man has chest heaviness and breathing difficulty, it's an emergency until proven otherwise. Go n ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
26 years experience Ophthalmology
They are possibly : related. Have it rechecked by your doctor to make sure. Stress and anxiety can do many things!
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
32 years experience Cardiology
Yes: A hiatal hernia and gerd can cause chest pain and palpitations. A large hiatal hernia can cause shortness of breath by crowding your chest cavity and ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yong Wen
Dr. Yong Wen answered
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: Hiatal hernia can cause esophageal reflux worsens with lying on back which can feel like burning chest pain and difficulty catching breath.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Hiatal hernia: A hiatal hernia associated with gerd, reflux of stomach contents up your esophagus, can cause cough, aspiration pneumonia, asthma like pulmonary probl ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
24 years experience General Surgery
Hiatal hermia: Stranger things have happened. But i guess it could develop if you were coughing so hard. Usually it is a chronic problem that is associated with refl ... Read More
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