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A 27-year-old male asked:

I think my breathing problems and post nasal drip was all from a hiatal hernia not asthma. what are the cures for a hiatal hernia from stress/anxiety?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 33 years experience
Hiatal hernia: A hiatal hernia associated with gerd, reflux of stomach contents up your esophagus, can cause cough, aspiration pneumonia, asthma like pulmonary problems. You have choice about next step in care. You may benefit from medical care, further testing, egd. Surgery only after good medical care. Start with your regular doc. Be well.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Hiatal hernia: Hh is an anatomic problem, we do not cure it. We have drugs to minimize esophageal reflux in symptomatic patients.
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 32 years experience
Surgery: It is possible that large hiatal hernias (so called paraesophageal hernias) can cause some respiratory symptoms. The only "cure" is surgical repair, and this should be done by a general or thoracic surgeon experienced in laparoscopic repair. A full evaluation is necessary to see if operation is right for you - it may not be. Hope this helps!

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