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Hiatus Hernia Cause
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
Possibly: A hiatal hernia can cause breathing difficulties in a couple different ways. One, if it is very large enough of the stomach can get into the chest that it takes up space the lungs would normally occupy. Two, if the reflux associated with the hrenia is bad enough it can reflux into your airway and cause problems with bresthing ...Read more
Can IBS or hiatus hernia cause weight loss ? If I do gain weight, only my cheeks get bigger, body stays skinny *not genetic. Any tips to gain weight ?
See your doctor: It is rare to need to gain weight. You may be low normal. To gain muscle instead of fat increase your exercise and protein intake. Work with your doctor and a physical trainer. Your doctor will check you for thyroid issues as well as other abnormalties if you are losing weight with no reason.Often ibs and constipation are emotional problems and you may be focusing on the wrong problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hiatus hernia causing weight loss only in waist and torso. Eating more doesn't help, and i take probiotics regularly. Solutions?
Unrelated issues: There is no substitution for a healthy, well-balanced diet, regardless if the goal is weight gain or loss.Weight gain is achieved if the individual takes in more calories than he/she burns; weight loss happens when calories burned exceed calorie intake. Exercise to improve toning, reduce cravings ; stress, assist in body self-image. Unfortunately, you can't pick where (or not) you gain the weight. ...Read more
I usually strain during bowl movements and I have a small hiatus hernia which causes me no problems. Will it enlarge if I keep straining ?
Theoretically yes: but probably not. But straining at stool can cause other problems, such as hemorrhoids, inguinal hernias, etc. And chronic constipation can lead to colon problems such as diverticulosis, volvulus, and even cancer. You should consult with your doctor to increase your fiber intake and other measures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can having a hiatus hernia and having oesophagitis cause severe chest pain and pressure discomfort?
The past year everytime i eat doesn't matter what it is i get severe indigestion & diarrhea straight after, I have a hiatus hernia is this the cause?
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