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Hiatal Hernia And 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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a small sliding hiatal hernia cause shortness of breath. I have no GERD or any sort of heartburn. Thanks.?
Does a hiatal hernia cause chest discomfort and shortness of breath at times. Have heart burn daily if I don't take Zantac (ranitidine)?
Could be: Cough and shortness of breath can be caused by many things, but a hiatal hernia can cause them by allowing stomach fluids to reflux into the esophagus and upper airway. However if you are severe shortness of breath you should seek medical attention right away. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a hiatal hernia get worse overtime? Will I need to have surgery to fix? Chest pressure /shortness of breath.
Waxes and wanes: It can get worse but it can also get better. There are periods of remission and relapse. Most people don't need surgery. Intense medical management and dietary practices usually suffice. Put the head of your bed on a block. Don't eat or drink for 2 hrs before bed. Take an acid blocking medicine twice a day for several weeks. Avoid nicotine and alcohol. Get follow up with a gastroenterologist. Read more
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
Had stomach balloon, removed after 6 weeks didn't tolerate, am short of breath for 1 month, been diagnosed hiatal hernia no scans done, can hh cause that?
PUlmonary embolism: You had an operation on your stomach. It was operated on and taken down. If you are short of breath and obese a pulmonary embolism should be considered. You may have had a dvt. The doctors will evaluate you. An elevated d dimer. Hope this helps. It could be many things. Read more
I have been noticing lately that become short of breath after a large meal. It feels like my stomach is pushing on my lungs. Hiatal hernia?
Possibly: Could be a hiatal hernia, but could also be normal. As your stomach fills up, there is less room for your lungs to push down to inflate, so your feeling like stomach pushing on lungs is correct. Easiest way to fix is not eat large meals. Maybe more frequent, smaller meals. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife has had a hiatal hernia. It now looks larger than a golf ball sticking out of her stomach. She's been short of breath, nauseated and bloated. What should I do?
Cannot see: A hiatal hernia on the outside of a person. A hiatal hernia is deep inside where the stomach goes into the chest. If you see a hernia bulge on the outside it could be an umbilical or ingunai (groin) hernia, or hernia in a scar from past surgery. If you see a hernia bulge & it is hard & tender, then see a doctor asap. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can symptoms of a hiatel hernia such as palpatations and shortness of breath be influenced by body position? Mine gets worse lying down.
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?
What are typical causes of a hiatel hernia? Can it be the cause of shortness of breath. Heart work up is ok but have a snall hiatel hernia and reflux
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer