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How do you treat a sliding hiatal hernia in a 15 year old?

How do you treat a sliding hiatal hernia in a 15 year old?

Consult your doc: Medical management with PPI and antacids help. Diet management helps too. Consider a Gastro referral and opinion regarding surgery if very symptomatic in spite of medical management. ...Read more

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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How should I treat hiatal hernia?

How should I treat hiatal hernia?

C Gastroenterologist: If you are like most people, you are using "hiatal hernia" to mean gastroesophageal reflux disease(gerd). Proven rx include dietary changes, avoidance of caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol, wt loss, and acid-lowering meds.If your symptoms are bad at night, putting the head of the bed up on blocks helps, as does eating dinner early. If symptoms persist, it's best to see a GI dr(gastroenterologist). ...Read more

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Have severe sleep apnea,treated with cpap. i wonder if i have hiatal hernia;.could being full of gas when waking be a symptom?could HH cause dizzynes

Have severe sleep apnea,treated with cpap. i wonder if i have hiatal hernia;.could being full of gas when waking be a symptom?could HH cause dizzynes

Hiatal hernia: It's possible. With Capp you are likely swallowing a great deal of forced air which can make you gassy and bloated but also force the stochastic up through the diaphragm and create hiatal hernia and reflux. May want to discuss with doctor pressure adjustment, biPAP, HOB elevation and anti-relic meds as well as weight loss. ...Read more

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I have GERD and hiatal hernia. That causes me a bad breath. How can I treat my dental hygiene appropriately?

I have GERD and hiatal hernia. That causes me a bad breath. How can I treat my dental hygiene appropriately?

Maybe unrelated : While gerd can damage enamel, and even bad breath, it may also be completely unrelated to your dental hygiene. A trial of anti-acid medications will control the acid, but may not control the reflux of non-acid stomach contents. If the problem is bad enough, consider testing to quantify the the reflux and look for damage to the esophagus - endoscopy, ph test, manometry, & upper GI contrast study. ...Read more

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Lump in my throat. Constantly drinking water. What could this be. How can I treat it. I have acide reflux, hiatal hernia, stomach ulcer, anxiety.

Lump in my throat. Constantly drinking water. What could this be. How can I treat it. I have acide reflux, hiatal hernia, stomach ulcer, anxiety.

Not dangerous: The sensation of something stuck in the throat is common, but poorly understood. It is often referred to as a "globus" sensation. Probably not related to your hiatal hernia or gerd. It is not dangerous at all. Anxiety could have something to do with it, but that can be difficult to control as well. See your pcp for more advice, but don't worry, it won't hurt you. ...Read more

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Doctor diagnosed me with hiatus hernia. Is it curable or treatable ? Some advice on what to do and what will be done with me ?

Doctor diagnosed me with hiatus hernia. Is it curable or treatable ? Some advice on what to do and what will be done with me ?

Very treatable: You have a hiatal hernia. You are 19. This is a very treatable abnormality. Your doctor will treat your symptoms and follow with you. If you are feeling well with medications then he/she will follow. As you age you may require more intervention. You may need a diagnostic study. You will need to manage your weight and to exercise. Watch what you eat. Be well. ...Read more

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What is hiatal hernia?

What is hiatal hernia?

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. ...Read more

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What is a hiatal hernia?

What is a hiatal hernia?

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. ...Read more

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What causes hiatal hernia?

What causes hiatal hernia?

Stretched diaphragm : There is normally a hole in the diaphragm through which passes the esophagus. The diaphragm separates the abdominal and chest cavities, and the chest cavity is like a vacuum. When the normal opening stretches out and becomes large enough, the stomach gets "sucked" into the chest slowly. Why some get this and others don't is largely a mystery. ...Read more