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Does hiatal hernia cause shortness of breath?

Does hiatal hernia cause shortness of breath?

Asthma-like symptoms: Some people with hiatal hernias may develop gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), which usually causes heartburn. With severe gerd, stomach acid can reflux all the way up the esophagus and then down the trachea, causing asthma-like symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Hernia (Definition)

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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How can a hiatal hernia cause shortness of breath?

How can  a hiatal hernia cause shortness of breath?

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

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My wife has hiatel hernia causing shortness of breath and painfull gurd was told by gastro expertoperaration to fix hernia can cause all kinds of complecations, and may not even work, we are lost?

My wife has hiatel hernia causing shortness of breath and painfull gurd was told by gastro expertoperaration to fix hernia can cause all kinds of complecations, and may not even work, we are lost?

Medicine first: After being tests for h. Pylori bacteria, i would suggest a week week course of ex ppi( proton pump inhubitor) i.e. Nexium, omperazole, zergrid etcc- your GI can due furhter blood and imaging tests as well as upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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Can hiatal hernia cause shortness of breath on stairs?

Can hiatal hernia cause shortness of breath on stairs?

Maybe: Small hiatal hernias usually cause problems related to reflux disease if they cause anything at all. Large hiatal hernias, also known as Paraesophageal hernias, can cause shortness of breath. They can also cause intermittent chest pain, early satiety, weight-loss, and anemia. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a hiatal hernia cause shortness of breath after eating?

Please tell me, could a hiatal hernia cause shortness of breath after eating?

Yes: A hiatal hernia is when the intra-abdominal contents of the upper abdomen protrude into the mediastinum or chest. If the contents are large enough, it can press on adjacent organs, ie heart and lungs, and create difficulties breathing or increasing activities. ...Read more

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Can a small sliding hiatal hernia cause shortness of breath. I have no GERD or any sort of heartburn. Thanks. ?

Not likely: that a small hiatal hernia can cause breathing problems. Have your doctor investigate other causes of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Could my hital hernia cause shortness of breath when eating. If so is it dangerous. If not could it be my mvp with heart murmur Help??

Could my hital hernia cause shortness of breath when eating.  If so is it dangerous.  If not could it be my mvp with heart murmur Help??

Shortness of breath: Shortness of breath can be caused by lots of things, from asthma to anxiety. Histal hernia generally won't cause it. Nor will mitral valve prolapse. However the anxiety that sometimes goes along with the mitral valve prolapse diagnosis could. Have you had allergies or asthma? Do you only get short of breath under stress or with exercise? If you are anxious, please get a therapist to speak with! ...Read more

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Can a hiatal hernia cause constant shortness of breath?

Unlikely: Some can get quite large or para esophageal and compress some lung, but i would seek another explanation. Smoking inhalation high altitude heart disease anemia etc. ...Read more

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Could a little hiatus hernia cause prolonged chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, diarrea?Did a catheterism, all was ok but chest pain continues

Could a little hiatus hernia cause prolonged chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, diarrea?Did a catheterism, all was ok but chest pain continues

It may: A hh may cause some chest pain as the small intestine pushes up and "herniates" through your diaphragm near the cardiac area, thus causing "heart burn" and chest discomfort. Anxiety associated with this can cause many of the other symptoms as well. Keep getting evaluated and treated, best wishes. ...Read more

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