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Can Loosing Weight Get Rid Of My Hiatal Hernia
Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
I believe that I have a hiatal hernia due to the symptoms I have, what can I do to get rid of it? Also, can I do regular exercise i.E. Gym work.
Not likely: Your gastric symptoms should be treated by medications to reduce acid in the stomach. Only severe hiatal hernia symptoms need surgical repair. Most of them can be managed by lifestyle changes (weight loss, cessation of tobacco and alcohol, regular exercise etc). Gym should be fine. Hopefully you have had an upper endoscopy and xray studies to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
My husband was diagnosed with a hiatal hernia taking nexium, (esomeprazole) but he is losing weight, loss of appetite, and sleeps a lot could this be more then a herni?
Talk with your doc: Great question. When belly pain or any changes in our digestion are also associated with losing weight, it increases our level of our concern. If we feel bad, eat less, we will often lose weight. *but* it's important to check out other things too and make sure it's not the more worrisome things. Good for you! ...Read more
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
Depends: There is no magic bullet, but the use of an implanted prosthetic to reinforce the area can help make it less likely that the hernia will recur. Other factors that contribute to hernia formation is chronic coughing in patients with COPD or who smoke, and being overweight. If those factors are present, then your pcp can help you remedy those. ...Read more
86 year old. Hiatal hernia. Top of bed elevated 18 inches. Taking Nexium (esomeprazole) and ombrez. How to prevent slipping to the bottom of bed?
Lower head of bed: Hi. Lower the head of the bed some. That should do it! Good luck! ...Read more
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
Diagnose hiatal hernia and GORD, with treatment, will I and how long will it take to develop Barrets oesophagus?
Unpredictable: You may have it now. You may get it in one or twenty years. You will probably never get it ...Read more
Depends on symptoms:
Many hiatal hernias require no treatment at all. Often the hiatal hernia is associated with gastresophogeal reflux disease (gerd). Symptoms of gerd can be treated with over the counter antacids. If these fail, there are prescription strength acid blockers available.
If these are ineffective you should see a gastroenerologist. Less than 5% of gerd related problems require surgical correction. ...Read more
Endo result-mild gastritis, small hiatal hernia (wat is it, how does it happen, treatment?). Says wait for pathology report 2 weeks (4 infection)?
Inflammation&Hernia: Mild Gatritis means there is mild inflammation in the stomach. It is easy to treat with acid suppression therapy like Prilosec or ranitidine and as acid is reduced it will get better. Stomach is in the adominal cavity normally separated from the chest cavity by diaphragm. When part of somach protrudes through the diaphram into chest cavity, it is called Hiatus Hernia.Wait for Pathology&H pylori report ...Read more
Best treatment plan for gastroparisis, barretts, nighttime gasbloat and hiatal hernia, IBS? I see a GI, just for looking options as im newly diagnosed.
See below: Complex but not rare constellation of problems. Barrett esophagus most important - severe esophageal damage due to reflux. If no dysplasia on biopsies can be treated by hernia repair and fundoplication. Repeat surveillance endoscopy may be advised first. Gastroparesis concerning but fundo. Can sometimes improve gastric emptying. By lbs do you mean morbid obesity? Running out of space. ...Read more
My mother (86)has a hiatal hernia. The top of her bed is elevated one and a half feet to prevent reflux. However, she slips on the slope. Any answer?
Wedge on bed: A commercial foam wedge which would only elevate her from the waist up might be better tolerated. Also, use microfiber or flannel sheets and pajamas (less slippery). A second "body pillow" (extra long pillow), can also be curved around her backside to help prevent sliding, but might make it difficult for her to roll to the other side at night. Also use other methods to improve reflux- checklist ...Read more
Chest is itchy inside, burping all the time, I have a hiatal hernia woulf acid cause itchy skin or chest, and what can I do to prevent acid?
Results of CT abd/pelvis, 2 fatty inguinal hernias, fatty umbilical hernia and hiatal hernia. What are these & what is treatment and risks of treatmen?
Surgery if pain:
If the inguinal (groin) hernias and umbilical hernia are causing you discomfort, they should be fixed. A hernia is a bulge of tissue through a defect.
A hiatal hernia is where part of the stomach goes up past the diaphragm into the lower chest. There are different types. A surgeon would have to evaluate this to see if surgery is needed. He or she may also do an endoscopy (egd). ...Read more
I have chronic phlegm. I have also hiatal hernia and frecuente sore throat. What condition do you think I have? And what woul be the best treatment?
Heartburn for years. PPI drugs don't help. Have small Hiatel hernia. CDiff 10 mnths ago. Morning heartburn and can't get rid of it. On 300mg of Zantac (ranitidine).
Maybe just heartburn: ...But atypical chest pain especially in middle aged women is nothing to ignore. The potential origins may include: heart, lungs, mediastinum, esophagus (due to dysmotility disorders, gastroparesis, biliary/pancreatic trouble, and/or non-acid reflux), musculoskeletal, pericardium (sac around the heart), pleuritis, bronchiitis, or referred pain from a remote site. Further evaluation is warranted. ...Read more
So is it possible to completely get rid of GERD and hiatus hernia for a 22 year old so that the system becomes as it used to be?
Hiatal hernia: There are surgical procedures that can improve the condition. ...Read more
Red sores open sores below ribs and on sides, that get more inflamed after lifting weights in gym, wondering if my hiatal hernia could be the cause.
Chronic pelvic pain I feel a little pea sized ball near my groin cud it be a inguinal hernia if so how do I get rid of it and what doctor do I see?
I have been told I have a 5 CM hiatal hernia have had a fundoplication 9 years ago dr thinks stitches may have come loose is this possible?
Yes: Recurrence of hiatal hernia and disruption of fundoplication can definitely occur. Not sure if you have had upper endoscopy or radiologic studies (e.g. Barium upper GI series or cat scan) to confirm this. Based on severity of symptoms, redo surgery may be needed and can typically be accomplished laparoscopically or robotically. ...Read more
Very slightly: People with hiatal hernias usually have some gastroesophageal reflux (gerd). Gerd is a risk factor for esophageal cancer. That said, nearly half of the us population has gerd and esophageal cancer although slowly increasing, remains a very rare cancer. If you have reflux you should be followed by a primary care or gastroenterologist, but it is still very unlikely that you will develop cancer. ...Read more
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