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I am 40 just had a baby 5 months ago have a hiatal hernia and really bad acid reflux what would be a good diet to lose work ?

I am 40 just had a baby 5 months ago have a hiatal hernia and really bad acid reflux what would be a good diet to lose work ?

Reflux diet: Typical foods that are known to lower the pressure in the valve between the esophagus and stomach causing more reflux are citrus, caffeine, chocolate, red sauce, an red wine/alcohol. Weight loss is more of a calorie intake issue. Hiatal hernia is no problem unless it is large. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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I have a hiatal hernia. If i don't stick to a diet since I have bad acid reflux what will happen? Will I have to see my GI every year for a check up?

I have a hiatal hernia. If i don't stick to a diet since I have bad acid reflux what will happen? Will I have to see my GI every year for a check up?

Check up: You should check up yearly. Your doctor will monitor your progress. If you have good control then perhaps no changes will be needed. As you age having a doctor who knows you well and can offer good advice is priceless. They can save you an operation or recommend an operation and save your life. That is what they try to do every day. ...Read more

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Drs have done 4 endoscopies, I don't have hiatal hernia, if I don't take Nexium (esomeprazole) daily I feel horrible, I diet, what's wrong? Are there any surgerys to fix acid reflux?

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Drs have done 4 endoscopies, I don't have hiatal hernia, if I don't take Nexium (esomeprazole) daily I feel horrible, I diet, what's wrong? Are there any surgerys to fix acid reflux?

Most definitely : Your condition if confirm as acid reflux can be treated with anti reflux procedure (nissen fundoplication) or less invasive and less effective procedure esophyx. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Are severe acid reflux and hiatal hernia related to snoring and excessive hiccupping?

Are severe acid reflux and hiatal hernia related to snoring and excessive hiccupping?

Perhaps: Gerd certainly may be related to hiccups but probably not snoring. A large hiatal hernia can certainly cause hiccups but again would not be related to snoring. Being overweight is a common cause of gerd and snoring. ...Read more

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How does a hiatal hernia relate to acid reflux?

How does a hiatal hernia relate to acid reflux?

Unclear : Many people with large hiatal hernias have no reflux, and many with reflux have no hiatal hernia. Reflux is probably mostly a functional problem related to excessive random openings of the valve between the stomach and esophagus called transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxations. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have acid reflux and a newly found small hiatal hernia, if I am careful can I still shovel snow?

Yes: You can do all of your normal activities with a small hiatal hernia without fear of making it worse. It can enlarge over time, but this usually takes years, and is probably independent of your activity. There are obviously exceptions to every rule, but you should be ok to shovel snow. ...Read more

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I have been on acid reflux ppi for over 10 yrs...will i ever be able to stop or reduce dosage? Hiatal hernia.

I have been on acid reflux ppi for over 10 yrs...will i ever be able to stop or reduce dosage?  Hiatal hernia.

Maybe: Try to wean yourself off the meds, and see what happens. If its still intolerable, you may want to look in to a Stretta procedure or surgical fundoplication to actually mechanically repair the valve and "cure" the disease. It is important to note however that not all patients are candidates, and a normal amount of reflux still occurs, and you may still occasionally need meds. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Will OTC Nexium24hr help acid reflux caused by hiatal hernia? I currently take 300 mg of Zantac QD and it helps very little, if at all.

Will OTC Nexium24hr help acid reflux caused by hiatal hernia? I currently take 300 mg of Zantac QD and it helps very little, if at all.

The two are very: different drugs.. Zantac an H-2 blocker blocks the acid at the "target" and is effective for some people NEXIUM stops the acid from being released altogether...the latter is usually more effective in relieving reflux but takes longer..Get on it and be patient..about a week should result in improvement in almost 100% people! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Would a hiatal hernia cause nausea and vomiting or only acid reflux?

Would a hiatal hernia cause nausea and vomiting or only acid reflux?

Maybe...: A hiatal hernia most commonly causes reflux. Severe episodes of reflux can result in nausea and vomiting. Gastric motility problems, often the cause of reflux could result in nausea and vomiting as well. Good luck! ...Read more

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It looks like gastroenterologists specialize. How do I find one that might do hiatal hernia + acid reflux surgery?

It looks like gastroenterologists specialize. How do I find one that might do hiatal hernia + acid reflux surgery?

They don't operate: Under medical specialties, there is training program in GI diseases. These clinicians are the gastro enterologists who treat and handle the diagnosis of GI disorders such as Crohns disease, Ulcerative colitis, bleeding ulcer disease and are the one who do upper and lower GI endoscopy. Surgery of the upper GI tract is performed by general surgeons who can handle reflux and hiatal disease. ...Read more

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Im 23 and have a hiatal hernia. doc found 8mm nodule in distal esophegus..how long do i have take acid reflux medicine? its bad long term use?

Im 23 and have a hiatal hernia. doc found 8mm nodule in distal esophegus..how long do i have take acid reflux medicine? its bad long term use?

Probably for a long: while, as you get older typically the reflux issues get worse. So maybe even lifetime. Long term side effects of proton pump inhibitors (assuming that is what you have been prescribed) are not well studied, and there are no major trials to support presence of long term side effects. But potential problems include achlorhydria - complete absence of stomach acid - which may not cause real sympto ...Read more

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I have hiatal hernia, acid reflux & gallbladder sludge. Can these all be fixed in one surgery? Is it advisable? Are these all for gastroenterologist?

I have hiatal hernia, acid reflux & gallbladder sludge. Can these all be fixed in one surgery? Is it advisable? Are these all for gastroenterologist?

Maybe: The surgeries to address these problems are different surgeries. Could they be done together - yes. Will they be done together - ask your surgeon. Gastroenterologists do no do surgery. ...Read more

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I have a chronic cough, sometimes clear mucus comes our,i do have a hiatal hernia and occasionally some acid reflux. This normal? Do I have cancer?

I have a chronic cough, sometimes clear mucus comes  our,i do have a hiatal hernia and occasionally some acid reflux. This normal? Do I have cancer?

Chronic cough: can be triggered by acid reflux. Or allergy symptoms. Or smoking cigarettes or inhaling drugs. Or taking a blood pressure medicine (the ACE inhibitor class is especially guilty). Or cancer. But the first 3 are more common in your age group. And no that is not normal. ...Read more

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I have no acid reflux symptoms except for I can burp nonstop. recently I've noticed a sensation of shortness of breath. hiatal hernia??

I have no acid reflux symptoms except for I can burp nonstop.  recently I've noticed a sensation of shortness of breath.  hiatal hernia??

GERD: The belching and substernal symptoms with shortness of breath are findings seen in many cases of reflex esophagitis and hiatal hernia. Inflammation of lower esophagus is frequently associated with shortness of breath due to substernal extension of the inflammation. Omeprazole is used to treat these symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux . ...Read more

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Hiatal hernia repair without fundoplication possible? I don't have acid reflux problems. But constant shoulder tightness, SOB, andchestpain when relax

You may not need it: If you do not have reflux you may noted surgery , most of the hiatus hernias are sliding type no fear of strangulation except paraoesophagheal type where surgery is indicated . Speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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Have a 8mm nodule in distal esophagus, am I fine? I do have acid reflux from. My hiatal hernia. Going for ultrasound 6 months later. I'm 23 . cancer?

Have a 8mm nodule in distal esophagus, am I fine? I do have acid reflux from. My hiatal hernia. Going for ultrasound 6 months later. I'm 23 . cancer?

Here are some...: Your Q can not be answered with yes or no, and it would be most logical and beneficial to refer this Q to your treating doc for specific individual details. Besides, following instruction in articles listed in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter.html, http://formefirst.com/LifeFacts1.html, http://formefirst.com/LifeFacts3.html, etc. can be very helpful to handle many daily health-related issues. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


Dr. Adam Lewis
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more