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What is hernia hiatal?

What is hernia hiatal?

Hiatal hernia: Is a defect in the diagphragm, which separates the chest from the abdominal cavities. Most are the sliding type, which does not require surgery most of the time. But some are paraesophageal type, which require surgery in order to prevent strangulation, a devastating complication. Consult a surgeon for specific advice about your case. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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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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Where are hiatal hernias located?

Where are hiatal hernias located?

Diaphragm: The diaphragm is the dome-shaped muscle that separates the abdominal from the chest cavity. All people have a hole in the diaphragm thru which the esophagus passes; this is called the hiatus of the diaphragm. This hole can become enlarged, allowing the esophagus and stomach to yo-yo up into the chest, causing reflux (gerd). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hital hernia?

What are the symptoms of hital hernia?

Usually none: HIatla hernias can be associated with heartburn and regurgitation. Only large hernias, also known as paraesophageal hernias, are asociated with significant problems eating, early satiety, vomiting,and chest pain/pressure. When symtpomatic, these larger hernias should generally be repaired by a general or thoracic surgeon with experience in laparoscopic repair. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are some causes of hiatal hernias?

Enlarged opening: A hiatal hernia occurs when the normal opening in the diaphragm that allows the esophagus to pass through stretches out and allows the stomach to herniate in to the chest. While genetics, trauma, and obesity can be contributing dactors, it is generally not possible to determine why some people develop them and others don't. ...Read more

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How do you stop recurrent hiatal hernias?

How do you stop recurrent hiatal hernias?

See below: There are certain risks for hernia recurrence, including increased intra-abdominal pressure (e.g. Obesity, heavy weight lifting, constipation, chronic cough), poor tissue healing (e.g. Diabetes, malnutrition, being on steroids) and poor technique during previous repair. If you try to remove as many of the risk factors as you can, you will optimize your chances of not having a recurrence. ...Read more

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Are there different types of hiatal hernias?

Are there different types of hiatal hernias?

Yes: A hiatal hernia can involve the lower esophagus and stomach herniating into the chest through the esophageal hiatus. A different type is a paraesohageal hernia, where the the gastro-esophageal junction is normally positioned but part of the stomach or other intestine herniates into the chest next to the esophagus. ...Read more

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What can be done about a moderate size fixed hatial hernia?

Moderate size hiatus: Small to moderate hiatus hernia and do not need any surgical intervention, if you have symptoms, treatment is recommended 1 if you are overweight try to lose weight 2 avoid strees 3 you can use antisecretory drugs like pump inhibitors or h2 blockers if the reflux symptoms are severe and do not respond to meds may need nissen funoplication you need treatment for symptoms and prevent stricture esoph. ...Read more

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What can a hital hernia in the cardio oesaphgeal junction cause in the way of symptoms?

Reflux : The most common symptom of hiatal hernia is reflux. You'd experience indigestion or discomfort in your epigastrium, the area of your upper abdomen/lower chest. ...Read more

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