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Dr. Scott Grover Dr. Grover
Surgery
22 years in practice
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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Dr. Tracy Berg Dr. Berg
Surgery
28 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Hi. What should I do to cure hiatal hernia?

Hi. What should I do to cure hiatal hernia?

Hiatal hernia: Most hiatal hernias are managed with diet and medications. Some are surgically repaired. The nuances of your case, your symptoms will be addressed by your doc. Okay to go in for evaluation. Unfortunately there is no easy cure. ...Read more

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Dr. John Bodell Dr. Bodell
Surgery
46 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Which is the best diet to cure hiatal hernia/esophagitis?

Which is the best diet to cure hiatal hernia/esophagitis?

Chewing food slowly: If you have fod allergies, i would consider a "food diary" and note if certain foods cause your symptoms (bloating, reflux of sour liquids, foods that stick and then cause exces saliva). You might experience pain with swallowing. I would chew your food well and to slow down. Enjoy the food and try to not talk too much while eating. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle Dr. Earle
Surgery
27 years in practice
University of Arizona College of Medicine
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What's the best diet to go on to cure hiatal hernia/esophagitis?

What's the best diet to go on to cure hiatal hernia/esophagitis?

None for hernia: A hiatal hernia is an anatomic abnormality where the opening in the diaphragm stretches out larger than normal, an the stomach physically gets sucked up in to the chest. Only the large ones are potentially dangerous. There is a lot of information about diets for gerd on the web, and at your primary care doctors office. ...Read more

Dr. Tracy Berg Dr. Berg
Surgery
28 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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I think my breathing problems and post nasal drip was all from a hiatal hernia not asthma. What are the cures for a hiatal hernia from stress/anxiety?

Hiatal hernia: A hiatal hernia associated with gerd, reflux of stomach contents up your esophagus, can cause cough, aspiration pneumonia, asthma like pulmonary problems. You have choice about next step in care. You may benefit from medical care, further testing, egd. Surgery only after good medical care. Start with your regular doc. Be well. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle Dr. Earle
Surgery
27 years in practice
University of Arizona College of Medicine
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Hiatal hernia how can I cure it ?

Operation: The only "cure" or a hiatal hernia i to have it surgically repaired. I would look for a general or thoracic surgeon with extensive experience performing thi procedure laparoscopically. You may need some testing before operation as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Maria Palafox Dr. Palafox
Breast Surgery
20 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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I have esophagitis and hiatal hernia. I have a irritating burping problem that happens after I eat. Usually a short burp. How do I cure it? Thank you

I have esophagitis and hiatal hernia. I have a irritating burping problem that happens after I eat. Usually a short burp. How do I cure it? Thank you

Medication: if you have known esophagitis and a hiatal hernia then likely you are already are on a medication like Protonix or Nexium (esomeprazole). If not, this kind of medication, known as a proton pump inhibitor, can be helpful. Eating more slowly and smaller, more frequent meals may help the burping after eating. If symptoms can be controlled with medication many times surgery for the hiatal hernia is not necessary ...Read more

Dr. David Earle Dr. Earle
Surgery
27 years in practice
University of Arizona College of Medicine
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High res meno 1. Severe dysfunction of the smooth muscle esoph.2. No hiatal hernia, hypotensive les with normal relaxation.?Explain above cure?

Complex: Could an entity known now as ineffective esophageal motility (iem). This is commonly associated with gerd. Dysmotility can also be due to diabetes and scleroderma. See a general surgeon or gastroenterologist with expertise in esophageal and foregut disorders for more info. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Ginn Dr. Ginn
Surgery
32 years in practice
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
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What is hiatal hernia?

What is hiatal hernia?

Hiatal hernia: A hiatal hernia is a laxity or defect of the diaphragm where the esophagus travels through the back of the chest into the abdominal cavity and your stomach. Some patients have heartburn associated with hiatal hernias while some do not. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen Dr. Rosen
Surgery
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What is a hiatal hernia?

What is a hiatal hernia?

Hole in diaphragm: The diaphragm is the muscle that separates the chest- from the abdominal cavity. Many structures have to go thru the diaphragm in order to enter into the abdominal cavity, including the esophagus, the aorta, and the vena cava. The hiatus is the hole in the diaphragm thru which the esophagus passes. This can enlarge, allowing the stomach to "yo-yo" up into the chest: this is called a hiatal hernia. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle Dr. Earle
Surgery
27 years in practice
University of Arizona College of Medicine
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What causes hiatal hernia?

Stretched diaphragm : There is normally a hole in the diaphragm through which passes the esophagus. The diaphragm separates the abdominal and chest cavities, and the chest cavity is like a vacuum. When the normal opening stretches out and becomes large enough, the stomach gets "sucked" into the chest slowly. Why some get this and others don't is largely a mystery. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen Dr. Rosen
Surgery
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What causes a hiatal hernia?

Unknown: The hiatus is the normal hole in the diaphragm muscle thru which the esophagus passes to go from the chest to the abdominal cavity. A hiatal hernia is an enlargement of this opening thru which the stomach can slip up into the chest. This is found in 15% of people & rarely causes symptoms. It is unclear if this develops before birth and/or develops in response to elevated abdominal pressure. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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Hiatal hernia produces disnea?

Hiatal hernia produces disnea?

Maybe, depend....: Pulmonary function may be affected leading to dyspnea if hiatal hernia is large enough to impair lung expansion at inspiration, especially in someone with already marginal pulmonary functional reserve. So, ask your doctor so to discuss individual variation and significance. Best wish to health... ...Read more

Dr. J. Roth Dr. Roth
Surgery
24 years in practice
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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Could hiatal hernia get smaller?

Could hiatal hernia get smaller?

No: Hiatal hernias don't resolve. Fortunately, most do not cause symptoms or problems. They often enlarge with time, but not always. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen Dr. Rosen
Surgery
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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How is a hiatal hernia repaired?

Laparoscopic Surgery: A hiatal hernia is an enlargement of the normal hole in the diaphragm muscle thru which the esophagus passes to enter into the abdomen. A hiatal hernia may lead to gerd by virtue of the stomach yo-yo-ing up thru the hiatus into the chest. Surgical repair involves three key steps: return the stomach to the abdominal cavity, tighten the hole in the diaphragm, and create a new valve to rx reflux. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen Dr. Rosen
Surgery
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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How is a hiatal hernia diagnosed?

X-RAY, Endoscopy,etc: A hiatal hernia is an enlargement of the hole in the diaphragm thru which the esophagus passes to enter the abdominal cavity. This commonly leads to the stomach "yo-yo-ing" up into the chest, which may cause gerd (reflux). This can be seen by ct scan and by upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen Dr. Rosen
Surgery
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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How should I treat hiatal hernia?

C Gastroenterologist: If you are like most people, you are using "hiatal hernia" to mean gastroesophageal reflux disease(gerd). Proven rx include dietary changes, avoidance of caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol, wt loss, and acid-lowering meds.If your symptoms are bad at night, putting the head of the bed up on blocks helps, as does eating dinner early. If symptoms persist, it's best to see a GI dr(gastroenterologist). ...Read more

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Dr. Rodney Biggs Dr. Biggs
Surgery
17 years in practice
Creighton University School of Medicine
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Can hiatal hernia affect my child?

Can hiatal hernia affect my child?

Uncommon: While reflux can occur in children, having a hiatal hernia is less common. Most hiatal hernias develop over the course of a person's life. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Roth Dr. Roth
Surgery
24 years in practice
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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What does hiatal hernia feel like?

Hiatal hernia: Most commonly patients with hiatal hernias will experience symptoms of reflux such as heartburn and regurgitation if they have any symptoms at all. The vast majority of hiatal hernias encountered are small asymptomatic hernias that require no intervention. Only those hernias that are symptomatic should be treated. If surgery is required, it usually can be done laparoscopically. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Hoepfner Dr. Hoepfner
Surgery
35 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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What are the tests for hiatal hernia?

Doctor evaluation: The best "tests" are an evaluation and answering questions of possible symptoms by your doctor, such as food reflux into the throat, heartburn, feeling of food sticking when swallowed. Simple chest x-ray can be done, sometimes a ct scan, and likely best is a referral to a gastroenterologist for possible endoscopy procedure. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more