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I have a hiatal hernia thats 5cm. i have shortness of breath, chest pain, difficulty swallowing, sever dry throat, anxiety (severe at times,) rapid heart rate with exertion, high heart rate, and a drop in o2. i get 0 sleep, please help?

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Dr. Birendra Tandan answered

Specializes in Urology

Follow the instructions of your Gastro doc regarding hiatal hernia which will help your swallowing. eat small frequent soft meals Drink small sips of water for dry throat. Many of the other symptoms are related to your anxiety. Pl explain to your family MD and get treated. With proper management you will be OK

Answered Dec 26, 2022

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Dr. Emmanuel Quaye answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Much of your symptoms are due to acid from your stomach coming up into your chest because part of the stomach is sliding up into your chest cavity. This is a potentially very serious problem that might eventually require surgery. In the meantime, you should try not to lie down within three hours of eating, whether in the afternoon for a nap, or at bedtime to sleep. Try to eat an early supper.

Answered Dec 26, 2022

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