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A 19-year-old male asked:

Any remedies for hiatus hernia ? symptoms include some burping, bad breath, some reflux.

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jon Krook
General Surgery 25 years experience
Maybe: First line therapy would be acid blocking medications such as h2 blockers or proton pump inhibitors. If those do not work surgery to correct the hernia may be needed. Given that you are young, i'd consider surgery sooner than later as we are just learning some of the long term issues with chronic anti acid medication. One example is increased osteoporosis due to decreased calcium absorption.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Meds, surgery: You basically treat the symptoms of reflux with h-2 blockers like Pepcid (famotidine) or proton-pump inhibitors like prilosec. Try those first. If the hiatal hernia is severe, then in some cases surgery is done but this is not common.
Dr. Laurence Green
39 years experience
Yes: Reflux is definitely related to your hernia which usually can be controlled with medication (many choices). In resistant cases surgery is required. Definitely ask your doctor what medicine is best for your symptom relief.

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