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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
No: Not likely. Many people have small hiatal hernias & can be observed & do not affect activities or exercise abilities.
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
39 years experience General Surgery
Probably not: There are two major risk factors for hiatal hernia - age and being overweight. If she reduces her weight, she is more likely to gain benefit for redu ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
25 years experience Wound care
Not usually: Though the reflux associated with some hernias will often feel like it is difficult to breathe. Weight on the other hand can cause breathing problems ... Read More
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Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Maybe: Large hiatal hernias can cause shortness of breath, but this is unusual in somebody that is 47. These are also known as paraesophageal hernias, and ca ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
A exercise program: is best followed by your doc so that it is a good fit for you. W/out knowing your body weight and other medical data one cannot determine if this is ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Malvehy
21 years experience Phlebology
Your hiatal hernia: Reflux and vomiting can accompany a hiatal hernia. Sit upright when you are feeling discomfort. Plenty of water.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
31 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
It might: It may give you acid/indigestion that may feel exactly like a heart attack. But if you are at risk otherwise, better safe than sorry and get yourself ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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See doctor: This kind of unintentional weight loss should be evaluated by a physician who is able to get a comprehensive history and physical exam on you. If you ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Shoemaker
40 years experience General Practice
Reflux: Yes, the symptoms of hiatal hernia are made worse by lying flat because stomach contents may flow into the esophagus in this position, burning the del ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Medicine first: After being tests for h. Pylori bacteria, i would suggest a week week course of ex ppi( proton pump inhubitor) i.e. Nexium, (esomeprazole) omperazole, ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
24 years experience General Surgery
Not related: You have a hiatal hernia. You have a tortuous aorta. The two are not related. The aorta has turns in it that are being commented or described by th ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Yes it can: Para esophageal can give symptoms you described , unlike sliding esophageal hernia can strangulate stomach, abdominal contents can enter into chest ... Read More
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