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Can A Hernia Affect Breathing
Hiatal hernia: You have a hiatal hernia. This is a very treatable abnormality. Your doctor will treat your symptoms and follow with you. If you are feeling well with medications then he/she will follow. As you age you may require more intervention. You may need a diagnostic study. You will need to manage your weight and to exercise. Watch what you eat. Be well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Inreased Pressure: If you have a large abdominal content protuding thru the opening of the diaphram this may redue the capacity of the lung to expand causing shortness of breath. ...Read more
Possibly: In the case of congenital diaphragmatic hernia, there is usually some degree of pulmonary hypoplasia (lung underdevelopment) which can lead to chronic pulmonary problems. In addition, there is some risk of hernia recurrence which would cause pulmonary problems from the abdominal organs herniating through the diaphragm into the chest and compressing the lung(s). ...Read more
No: See Surgeon to Rx hernia. See Dentist to begin investigating cause of bad breath. Additional investigation by Physician may be required. Bad breath usually from infection (cavities, gum disease, infected tonsils) and/or trapped food debris on tongue or in particular between teeth. Please seek professional help. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Unlikely: The phrenic nerves innervates the diaphragm, while the recurrent laryngeal nerves innervate the vocal cords. It is very unlikely these nerves would be trapped or pinched, unless you had neck radiation or surgery causing scar tissue formation. ...Read more
Possibly: A hiatal hernia can cause breathing difficulties in a couple different ways. One, if it is very large enough of the stomach can get into the chest that it takes up space the lungs would normally occupy. Two, if the reflux associated with the hrenia is bad enough it can reflux into your airway and cause problems with bresthing ...Read more
May be anxiety. : The sensation of shortness of breath, or a sense of air hunger may be due to anxiety. I'll presume you are being treated for that, since you are taking a benzodiazepine. If you are taking too large a dose or combining it with alcohol, then yes, could cause respiratory depression. But there are many causes of sob in 49 y/o male, such as heart or lung problems, so should be checked by your pcp. ...Read more
No: What is of importance is that symptoms that may suggest a hiatal hernia may be cardiac in origin. That is why it is important to receive a thorough history and physical examination by your primary care physician and decipher between the symptoms and the primary source. This may require some specific testing and trial of some medical therapy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Could a hiatal hernia cause pain in throat area and difficulty breathing when running? Does not happen while on the elliptical.
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Yes and yes: There are specific criteria for that type of surgery, but it can definitely be fixed. Consider being seen. ...Read more
Yes: If big enough can cause restriction on the respective lung. ...Read more
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