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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Hiatal Hernia

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Are there any alternative treatments for epigastric hernia?

Are there any alternative treatments for epigastric hernia?

Hernia or diastasis?: You need to differentiate an abdominal wall hernia from rectus diastasis. A hernia occurs when there is a defect in the abdominal wall that allows contents to protrude through the defect, most common are inguinal, umbilical and ventral (post-surgical) hernias. Rectus diastasis is a weakness of the midline tissues that normally connect the two rectus muscles. The weakness is not a true hernia. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more


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I recently had a endoscopy and they found I have a hiatal hernia. Are there any other treatments for this?

I recently had a endoscopy and they found I have a hiatal hernia. Are there any other treatments for this?

Lot's of people...: ...have hiatal hernias. Most are sliding type & appear intermittently, requiring no intervention especially when small. Please call your doctor & ask him/her your question to get a most accurate response re: hernia size as well its reducibility. Some hiatal hernias, like large paraesophageal ones, carry potentially great concern. ...Read more

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I try to avoid toxic drugs and treatments. What can I try before I go for traditional medical care for hiatal hernia?

I try to avoid toxic drugs and treatments. What can I try before I go for traditional medical care for hiatal hernia?

GERD: If you are like most people, you are using "hiatal hernia" to mean gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd). This can be well-managed by avoiding the foods that cause heartburn, avoiding smoking, alcohol, and caffeine, and losing weight (if overweight). If your symptoms are bad at night, putting the head of the bed up on blocks helps, as does eating dinner well before bedtime. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Which treatments are needed for a hiatal hernia?

Life style changes: Most hiatal hernias need no treatment. It is best to remain upright for at least 4 hours following meals, avoid smoking and drinking alchol, try not to drink liquids prior to lying down. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the treatment for hiatal hernia's?

Depends: On the size ; type of hiatal hernia. Most commonly medications are used to decrease acid in the stomach, avoid eating late at night or several hours before lsyonyg down. Sometimes surgical repair is indicated for some types of hiatal hernia. Newer non-invasive procedures are being developed. ...Read more

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Suggestions on pharm treatment for soa secondary to hiatal hernia?

Several: Reduce reflux: elevate head of bed. Small meals and not late into evening before sleep. No smoking control weight then antacids, blockers etc. ...Read more

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Sliding hiatal hernia treatment - why am i still having chest pain?

Sliding hiatal hernia treatment - why am i still having chest pain?

Not sure about ur Q: I am not clear on what u r asking. Did have surgery? If so, some chest pain is expected in first few wks. There are other possibilities, however and u need to call ur surgeon. ...Read more

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Hiatal hernia treatments. Any non-surgical advice to ease this painful condition?

Hiatal hernia treatments. Any non-surgical advice to ease this painful condition?

Acid reflux: Stomach acid refluxing back into esophagus is painful. So avoiding acid stimulation and overfilling your stomach will help. Alcohol, and tobacco drive acid production. Also avoid large fatty meals, carbonated beverages, and lying down after eating (stay upright for 2 hours). Check in with your doc to consider anti acid medication and referral for scoping/egd. Tums, (calcium carbonate) over the counter, work well. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a hiatal hernia with chronic vomiting?

What is the treatment for a hiatal hernia with chronic vomiting?

Surgical repair: Significant regurgitation or frank vomiting due to a hiatal hernia usually does not respond well to acid reducing drugs or other medications. These kinds of symptoms typically require surgical correction of the hiatal hernia. Your doctor should run tests to make sure that your esophagus functions adequately and that your stomach empties appropriately before proceeding with surgery. ...Read more