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Hiatus Hernia Snoring
Stomach: A hiatal hernia is the protrusion (or herniation) of the upper part of the stomach into the chest through a weakness in the diaphragm (muscle that helps you breathe), where the esophagus (tube from the mouth to the stomach) has to pass through. Risk factors include: older age, obesity, straining, and hereditary factors. Treatment depends on the size and type of hiatal hernia, as well as symptoms. ...Read more
Stomach in chest :
Have a look at this link https://www.healthnavigator.org.nz/health-a-z/h/hernia-hiatus/
Basically some of the contents of the abdomen (usually the stomach) can be pushed up into the chest through a small defect in the diaphragm.
Most of the time it needs no treatment and most people have no symptoms. It is commonly picked up on X-ray or gastroscopy. ...Read more
Bad heartburn, fullness/pain in upper abdomen/chest (worse after eating), regurgitation of bitter fluid (especially when lying flat or bending over), sometimes difficulty breathing, frequent pneumonias, asthma attacks.
Severity of symptoms depends on how large the hernia is. Most hiatal hernias are small and cause mild heartburn or no symptoms at all. ...Read more
Different issues: Anxiety, or sometimes called "globus hystericus", can cause some people to feel a sticking sensation in their throat after eating, and even cause trouble swallowing. A hiatus hernia is an anatomical defect at the diaphragm that allows the stomach to rise into the chest. This may or may not cause any symptoms at all. See your doctor for complete history and physical exam, and perhaps egd. ...Read more
Sometimes: Large hiatal hernias can cause severe pain in the lower chest and upper abdomen. The pain is crampy, and often described as a pressure sensation like there is a balloon inside that is trying to burst. It is typically worse after meals. If this is progressive, you need to see a general surgeon with experience in laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair soon to avoid complications of the hernia itself. ...Read more
Diaphragm: A hiatal hernia occurs at the spot where the esophagus goes through the diaphragm, a thin muscle that separates the abdomen and chest cavities. When this aperture loosens it allows the top part of the stomach to slide up a little into the chest. It can then result in reflux and heartburn. ...Read more
Don't think so : It may exacerbate an existing weakness at the hiatus but i don't think it would "cause" it . A severe and sudden force, however, can cause traumatic hernias (car accident). ...Read more
None: A small sliding hiatal hernia cannot be attributed to any symptoms. Not even reflux, as many people without a hernia have reflux, and many people with hernias do not have reflux. If the hernia enlarges, it could cause difficulty eating, intermittent chest pain and pressure, and ulcers with/without anemia. Hope this helps! ...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
Not likely.: Most people tolerate beetroot very well, and it would be rare for this to make Gerd worse. However, if you notice that your symptoms worsened when you consume beetroot, I would stop it and talk with your doctor before you proceed. Otherwise, beetroot is a natural, very healthy food. And it's tasty too! Enjoy. ...Read more
Hiatal hernia: Many people with reflux have a hiatal hernia. Not all people with hiatal hernias have reflux. The symptoms of hiatal hernia may be subtle, or none at all. Lifting babies and/or children can cause an increase in intrabdominal pressure. This could affect reflux and increase pressure on a hiatal hernia. But, so too would sneezing, coughing, or any straining. It is safe to do so no need to worry. ...Read more
Most likely: Most of hiatus hernias are sliding type , only rarer para esophageal hernias needs surgery as they can incarcerate , surgery is for gerd not for hernia , ( or the acid reflux), most of the time possible to control with by diet, early supper, not over filling the stomach , elevation of head while sleeping, and protan inhibitors to reduce acid out put , try this first ...Read more
Not due to, worse by: Hiatus hernia is a bit of stomach bulging into the chest through space (hiatus) in the diaphragm; can be small or large; may have no symptoms (pain, reflux) or plenty. Worsened by overweight. Symptoms worsened by large meals, acidy foods, alcohol, chocolate, tobacco, lying down after eating, bending over, tight clothes, coffee. Stress won't cause, may worsen symptoms (if it affects lifestyle. ...Read more
I don't: Think it is anything really bad, and it is curable with medication. Ask your GI specialist for specific recommendation. ...Read more
Do I need to control diet with a small hiatus hernia if no symptoms at all are present? 23yo 124lbs. Ty
No but: No but use common sense when you are eating ,specially the spicy and the greasy food . ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with a hiatus hernia i also have sessions of rapid heat rate is there a conection?
Unlikely: Have the cardiac issue evaluated. See a cardiologist. ...Read more
What are the chances of my small hiatus hernia growing in the future. No symptoms at the moment. 23yo and worried. ?
Very low: Small hiatal hernias are very common, not dangerous, and usually don't grow to be large hiatal hernias, which are also known as paraesophageal hernias. Don't worry about this one however. Enjoy life! I hope this helps. ...Read more
Am 42 year old female just diagnosed with diminutive hiatus hernia. My q is is life threatening & can it be completely cured with medications?
No, and no : A hiatal hernia is a condition where the stomach is protruding up into the chest cavity. This is rarely life threatening, and only when the hernia is quite large, so shouldn't be an issue for you unless it gets larger , which typically takes years. This anatomical condition can only be repaired with a surgical procedure. Medications may help reflux symptoms, but will not fix the hernia. ...Read more
I feel my angina is getting worse (seem to get pain more quickly on exertion). I also have a hiatus hernia. So one symptom could be masking the other.
Dont ignore angina: Unstable angina is very treatable. Contact cardiologist stat. ...Read more
Got an small hiatus hernia. 24yo no symptoms at all. Will are the chances of it growing with age. I have stopped all heavy lifting and watch my diet. ?
Variable: Typically, small hiatal hernias do not cause symptoms, or may be a contributing factor to heartburn or regurgitation. Large hiatal hernias (paraesophageal) can cause chest pain and pressure, difficulty swallowing, anemia due to bleeding ulcers, and weight loss due to avoidance of food. See your doctor to find out more. ...Read more
Differences: Ulcers tend to cause pain in the upper stomach and is often described as burning,gnawing,or hunger-like,and sometimes can be crampy or vague.You can also have discomfort after eating with increased belching,early satiety,upper abdominal fullness,nausea,and sometimes vomiting.Type I hiatal hernia pain feels like reflux/heartburn.Larger hernias can cause nausea, retching, and fullness after eating ...Read more
Variable: Usually, a laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair is combined with an anti-reflux procedure known as a nissen fundoplication. Patients are typically back to most normal activities in about two weeks. There is also usually some difficulty swallowing for 3-6 weeks. In the end, the goal is to be better than you are now, so ask your surgeon what the odds are or improvement. ...Read more