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Diet For Acid Reflux And Hiatal Hernia
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a hiatal hernia and suffer migraines. Meds to treat the hernia symptoms (severe acid reflux) give me headaches. What are my other options?
Many antacids: to choose from so trial and error. Also PO antacids are available. ...Read more
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
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
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