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Can hiatal hernia affect my breathing
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Chenganswered
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: A hiatal hernia is the stomach protruding into the chest cavity, which can affect one's breathing.
6.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Dr. David Earleanswered
General Surgery 33 years experience
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
5.6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A Verified Doctoranswered
60 years experience
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
4.9k viewsAnswered >2 years agoMerged
A 48-year-old male asked:
I sometimes repeatedly stop breathing just as i fall asleep. when this occurs i also have increased pain from a hiatal hernia. whats causing this?
A Verified Doctoranswered
46 years experience
?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
4.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 56-year-old male asked:
I am having a lot of trouble breathing and have a heavy chest, could my hiatal hernia have got worse today. i was doing some work and couldn't breath?
Dr. Bennett Werneranswered
Cardiology 46 years experience
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
5.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Dr. Calvin Weisbergeranswered
53 years experience
Short of breath: Hiatal hernia is in general not a cause of shortness of breath unless it becomes very large and replaces lung space. You should go to er and get seen ... Read More
5.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 26-year-old male asked:
15 months of nausea feeling in throat,no appetite,chest pain sternum,belching,trouble breathing,constant belly pain.endoscopy showed sliding small hiatal hernia, breath test showed sibo.xflaxin hasn't helped. is it the hernia or sibo causing problems?
Dr. Gurmukh Singhanswered
Pathology 51 years experience
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. Waiting for 15 months is to... Read More
Answered Jul 14, 2021
A 36-year-old male asked:
I've been diagnosed with hiatal hernia and gerd and lately my breathing problems got a lot worse. what are my options and best course of action?
Dr. Charles Cattanoanswered
Gastroenterology 41 years experience
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
5.5k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A female asked:
Severe sharp pain in ulq area while breathing and some movement. diagnosed with anxiety and small hiatal hernia last year, not sure if related or not?
Dr. Jan Lei Iwataanswered
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
They are possibly : related. Have it rechecked by your doctor to make sure. Stress and anxiety can do many things!
3.5k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthramanswered
Cardiology 34 years experience
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
6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 54-year-old female asked:
Ive had a hiatal hernia for 12 years lately im throwing up everything that i eat, having problem breathing until i throw up should i get surgery ??
Dr. Sue Ferrantianswered
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
If your doctors think fixing the hernia would relieve you of these symptoms, then the surgery is likely worth it. You need to weigh the risks of the p... Read More
Answered Feb 09, 2023
A 42-year-old female asked:
Could hiatal hernia cause trouble breathing when lying flat on back? my husband's heart is healthy-went to cardiologist but dr had no idea why
Dr. Yong Wenanswered
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Yes.: Hiatal hernia can cause esophageal reflux worsens with lying on back which can feel like burning chest pain and difficulty catching breath.
814 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 27-year-old male asked:
I think my breathing problems and post nasal drip was all from a hiatal hernia not asthma. what are the cures for a hiatal hernia from stress/anxiety?
Dr. Tracy Berganswered
General Surgery 34 years experience
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
5k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
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