A member asked:

Im 23 years old and have been suffering with gerd for 2 years now. its gradually getting worse and my doctor noticed a small sliding hiatal hernia. but how can i heal this hernia without surgery? i feel im too young for surgery right now and lost?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered

Specializes in Pathology

If you are overweight, losing weight is imperative for controlling GERD and hiatal hernia. Losing weight is not easy and joining a support group like Weight Watchers may help. Get HPV vaccine. Wish you good health! Safe sex: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/safer-sex-guidelines

Answered 11/20/2022



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