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A 30-year-old male asked:

I recently had a endoscopy and they found i have a hiatal hernia. are there any other treatments for this?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Lot's of people...: ...have hiatal hernias. Most are sliding type & appear intermittently, requiring no intervention especially when small. Please call your doctor & ask him/her your question to get a most accurate response re: hernia size as well its reducibility. Some hiatal hernias, like large paraesophageal ones, carry potentially great concern.
Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology 39 years experience
Yes: Medications such as Zantac, Nexium, (esomeprazole) or Pepcid can help control symptoms of reflux (GERD) which often accompany hiatal hernia. A severe hernia may require surgery, but most don't. See your GI doctor for more info about the best treatment options for your hiatal hernia, which will depend on its size and other factors. Don't ignore reflux since it can harm your esophagus.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Hiatal Hernia: A hiatal hernia occurs when the upper part of your stomach pushes up through your diaphragm and into your chest. Treatment can include TLC (Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes ) to include altering your diet to AVOID TRIGGER FOODS; medications; and possible surgery. Hope this helps. See the following link for more info: http://www.healthline.com/health/hiatal-hernia#Overview1

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Which treatments are needed for a hiatal hernia?

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Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 50 years experience
Life style changes: Most hiatal hernias need no treatment. It is best to remain upright for at least 4 hours following meals, avoid smoking and drinking alchol, try not to drink liquids prior to lying down.
Orlando, FL
A 25-year-old male asked:

Can a endoscopy determine if some has a hiatal hernia??

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Usually yes.: But sometimes you need esophagram. Consult gi specialist in any case.

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