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A 23-year-old male asked:

I have gerd. if i eat something that bothers my stomach in moderation or a bit more to put weight on, will it affect or make my hiatal hernia bigger?

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
Obesity: I am not aware of moderate weight gain or a specific diet affecting hiatal hernias. But obesity can worsen the hernia and the symptoms

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A 23-year-old male asked:

Can I eat something that might bother my GERD symptoms in moderation? Will it make my hiatal hernia larger?

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Dr. Daniel Motola
Gastroenterology 13 years experience
It's up to you: There are no hard and fast rules. Eating something that gives you symptoms of gerd is your choice. If you want to avoid the symotoms then don't eat it. It certainly will not affect your hiatal hernia size.

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Last updated Jul 9, 2015

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