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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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Which foods do doctors think are best to eat it you have a hiatal hernia?

Which foods do doctors think are best to eat it you have a hiatal hernia?

Whatever works: Generally, only large hiatal hernias called paraesophageal hernias cause problems eating. It is usually a problem with all solid food however, so if you find something that works, stick with it. Surgical repair is the only option for a resolution. Small hiatal hernias do not have any special dietary requirements, and usually do not require an operation. ...Read more

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

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

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! ...Read more

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I've got a hiatal hernia 8cm+ and i get indigestion and heartburn every day now I've started bringing up food soon as i eat. What can I do?

I've got a hiatal hernia 8cm+ and i get indigestion and heartburn every day now I've started bringing up food soon as i eat. What can I do?

Fix it : Sounds like escalating symptoms from a paraesophageal hernia. See a general or thoracic surgeon with experience in laparoscopic repair for a consultation. 22 is unusual for this however, so make sure the diagnosis is correct. ...Read more

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Hi can a small sliding hiatal hernia get bigger and worse with time? Anything to avoid for it not to get bigger? No heartburn,GERD anything yet. Help

Hi can a small sliding hiatal hernia get bigger and worse with time? Anything to avoid for it not to get bigger?
No heartburn,GERD anything yet. Help

Lot's of people...: ...have hiatal hernias, whether detected by x-ray or endoscopy. Most are sliding type & appear intermittently, requiring no intervention especially when small. Pls call your doctor & ask him/her your question to get a most accurate response re: hernia size as well its reducibility. Some hiatal hernias, like large paraesophageal ones, carry potentially great concern, but yours is symptom-free. ...Read more

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I had hiatal hernia and my problem is 24x7 uncomfortable with stomach especially after food enters inside. I am disgusted and stopped all medicines an?

I had hiatal hernia and my problem is 24x7 uncomfortable with stomach especially after food enters inside. I am disgusted and stopped all medicines an?

Disgusted: That won't help you. Please discuss this with family and/or friends and together you can decide the doctor the family and friends recommend. A tough time but important. Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Have a belching problem doctor wants me on a non wheat and no foods with milk help its a delma don't know what product I can eat migh be hiatal hernia?

Have a belching problem doctor wants me on a non wheat and no foods with milk help its a delma don't know what product I can eat migh be hiatal hernia?

Good point: There are many causes for belching. A no wheat no milk diet can be an unnecessary inconvenience unless you are intolerant of gluten and lactose. Have tests been done to rule out other causes? If you have reflux esophagitis, sometimes called a hiatal hernia, there are more effective eats to solve your problem. Discuss this with your doctor, please, and good luck! ...Read more

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Pain in right middle back by spine, 1 inch below shoulder blade. Swallowing food or drink seems to irritate it. Endoscopy only hiatal hernia. Ideas?

Could be esophagus: You could have an esophageal motility disorder such as spasm that is causing symptoms. It is also possible to have gallbladder problems, that sounds a bit less likely. The hiatal hernia should only be a problem if it is large. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Hi...What treatment should I take for hiatal hernia? And how can I avoid stomach pain ?

Hi...What treatment should I take for hiatal hernia? And how can I avoid stomach pain ?

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. ...Read more

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