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Can a acupuncture help with a hiatal hernia?

Can a acupuncture help with a hiatal hernia?

No: A hiatal hernia is an enlargement of the normal hole in the diaphragm muscle through which the esophagus passes to enter into the abdominal cavity. Acupuncture would have no effect on this anatomical abnormality. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Acupuncture (Definition)

Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more


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Does exercise help with a hiatal hernia?

Does exercise help with a hiatal hernia?

Indirectly, at best.: A hiatal hernia, by definition, is an enlarged opening in the diaphragm muscle that separates the chest from abdominal cavity. It is often used interchangeably with gerd; while often both present, they are distinctly separate diseases. Exercise may indirectly help gerd by leading to weight loss but it will not improve the anatomical abnormality of a hiatal hernia. ...Read more

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I'm 24, I've I have hiatal hernia and GRED. medications doesn't really help anymore.Some drs recommended surgery and other don't.Should i go surgey?

I'm 24, I've I have hiatal hernia and GRED. medications doesn't really help anymore.Some drs recommended surgery and other don't.Should i go surgey?

Depends: do you have other risk factors for an operation? Diabetes, obesity, Smoking? Treat any of those first! Hiatal hernia and GERD do go together! Surgery is good but not 100%. You are young to have thus much trouble? ...Read more

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Help please! is extreme bloating a symptom of a hiatal hernia?

Help please! is extreme bloating a symptom of a hiatal hernia?

Maybe: Large hiatal hernias can cause extreme bloating often described as a pressure sensation in the lower chest and upper abdomen. These types of hiatal hernias are known as paraesophageal hernias, and when symptomatic, usually require repair. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Help please! could Carafate help a hiatal hernia?

Not really: A sliding type hiatal hernia is associated with reflux of gastric contents into the esophagus. The acid causes burning sensation described as "heartburn", sometimes an intense pressure sensation like angina. Carafate coats the stomach lining to help shield the mucosa from acid. Itwould not effectively protect the esophagus. You need a proton pump inhibitor or h2 blocker to reduce acid. ...Read more

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Could having surgery for my hiatal hernia also help my gerd?

Could having surgery for my hiatal hernia also help my gerd?

Yes: Often, reducing the hiatal hernia out of the chest into the abdomen and adding a fundoplication (wrapping part of stomach around bottom of esophagus) will help reduce gerd. ...Read more

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Is it possible to feel a hiatal hernia "pop"back into place?Get severe cramping for days stretching helps little until "pop" feeling then temp relief.

Is it possible to feel a hiatal hernia "pop"back into place?Get severe cramping for days stretching helps little until "pop" feeling then temp relief.

I don't think so: Hiatal hernias slide, not pop. Perhaps you have some displaced costal cartilage, which is normally present between the ribs and the sternum ("breast bone"). Hiatal hernias are very common and are usually assymptomatic, although heartburn and sometimes regurgitation may occur. Sometimes very large hernias of the stomach into the chest cavity may cause pressure and discomfort deep in the chest. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with GERD associated to hiatal hernia; chronic antral gastropathy and acute duodenopathy. I need help understanding all this.?

I have been diagnosed with GERD associated to hiatal hernia; chronic antral gastropathy and acute duodenopathy. I need help understanding all this.?

Will try...: In layman's term, gerd=heartburn, where acid from the stomach goes up into the esophagus, or food tube, and irritates the esophagus. Chronic antral gastropathy means that there is chronic irritation of the last 1/3 portion of the stomach. Active duodenopathy, means that you have current irritation of the first portion of your small intestine, just beyond the stomach. In short, ur in abd. Pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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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


Dr. David Earle
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Hiatal Hernia (Definition)

Hiatal hernia is a medical condition in which the stomach protrudes up into the chest through an opening in the diaphragm, which is the muscle lining the bottom of your lungs that control your breathing. Symptoms include heartburn, chest pain, ...Read more