hiatal hernia exercises to avoid

Am I able to do ab exercises if I have a hiatal hernia?

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Dr. Donald W. Alves
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Of course


Just realize when you increase the pressure in your abdomen, you may increase the HH bulge, so if get a pain consistent with it, take a break (and maybe some Tums) and let it pass. Will quickly find if anything specific triggers it to cause discomfort, and can modify workout accordingly. Still need good physical shape / activity, even with diagnosis. Good luck!
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Can you do abdominal exercises such as sit-ups, if you have a hiatal hernia?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery
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Usually


A hiatal hernia is an enlargement of the hole in the diaphragm thru which the esophagus passes to enter into the abdomen. This usually causes no symptoms but may contribute to acid reflux if the stomach slides thru this hole into the chest. Theoretically, increased abdominal pressure, such as AB exercises, may accentuate this reflux; if so, this would cause heartburn at the time.
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Can you tell me if there are ab exercises I can do with my having a hiatal hernia?

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Dr. Mark T. Hoepfner
General Surgery
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Sure


Should be able to do all exercises with a hiatal hernia. Avoid eating several hours before exercise. Do not hold your breath and strain during exercises. Walking, stairs, running and swimming are also exercises that use the abdominal muscles too.
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Infant Health

Do's And Don'ts

Don't tape a coin over your baby's umbilical hernia. It does not hasten spontaneous resolution.

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Dr. Charles W. Breaux, Jr
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Hi...What treatment should i take for hiatal hernia? and how can i avoid stomach pain ?

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Dr. Daniel R. Conway
General Surgery
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Depends on symptoms


Many hiatal hernias require no treatment at all. Often the hiatal hernia is associated with gastresophogeal reflux disease (GERD). Symptoms of GERD can be treated with over the counter antacids. If these fail, there are prescription strength acid blockers available. If these are ineffective you should see a gastroenerologist. Less than 5% of GERD related problems require surgical correction

I try to avoid toxic drugs and treatments. What can I try before I go for traditional medical care for hiatal hernia?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery
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GERD


If you are like most people, you are using "hiatal hernia" to mean gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This can be well-managed by avoiding the foods that cause heartburn, avoiding smoking, alcohol, and caffeine, and losing weight (if overweight). If your symptoms are bad at night, putting the head of the bed up on blocks helps, as does eating dinner well before bedtime. Hope this helps!

Infant Health

Do's And Don'ts

Do get your baby's inguinal hernia fixed promptly. Don't wait too long, risking bowel incarceration.

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Will losing weight help my chances of avoiding hiatal hernia?

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Dr. Vasu K. Brown
Wound care
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Yes


Obesity is a risk factor for hiatal hernia and you can avoid this by loosing weight
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Dr. David Earle
General Surgery
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Probably


Weight loss will reduce intra-abdominal pressure, which could lessen the chance of developing a hiatal hernia. Having said that, there are many who develop a hiatal hernia that are not overweight. The cause is multifactorial, and we do not fully understand why some get it and others don't. There is probably a genetic component as well. Losing weight however is good for general health anyway.
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hiatal hernia?

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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Gastroenterology
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Sliding stomach


A hiatal hernia is not uncommon. The simplest type occurs when the stomach slides up and down across the diaphragm into the chest cavity (thoracic space). This is not like other hernias that you hear about and typically does not need surgical therapy although it may exacerbate reflux and may require medications to control acid production in the stomach. There are other less common types as well.
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What is hiatal hernia?

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Dr. Gregory E. Ginn
General Surgery
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Hiatal hernia


A hiatal hernia is a laxity or defect of the diaphragm where the esophagus travels through the back of the chest into the abdominal cavity and your stomach. Some patients have heartburn associated with hiatal hernias while some do not.
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What is a hiatal hernia?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery
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Hole in diaphragm


The diaphragm is the muscle that separates the chest- from the abdominal cavity. Many structures have to go thru the diaphragm in order to enter into the abdominal cavity, including the esophagus, the aorta, and the vena cava. The hiatus is the hole in the diaphragm thru which the esophagus passes. This can enlarge, allowing the stomach to "yo-yo" up into the chest: this is called a hiatal hernia.
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