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Is There A Difference Between Gerd And A Hiatus Hernia
Yes: Gerd is gastroesophageal reflux disease or reflux. You can have reflux and not a hiatal hernia. You can also have a hiatal hernia, which could make your reflux worse. A hernia is an enlarged opening in the diaphragm where the esophagus comes through into the abdominal cavity. With a hh, the stomach can slide up into the chest. You can have a hh without reflux. Most often, they go together. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
HH, GERD, achalasia: Simplistically, a sliding hiatal hernia is a common upward bulge of stomach (with acid) thru the diaphragmatic hiatus (hole in diaphragm thru which esophagus & stomach connect). Gerd is physical movement of stomach contents into the esophagus, often associated with esophageal inflammation that can progress to esophageal cancer. Achalasia is motility disorder of esophagus and its lower sphincter. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can you tell the difference between hiatal hernia/gerd symptoms and esophageal cancer symptoms?
What is easy and economical method of diagnosing hiatus hernia? Does GERD means high possibility of hiatus hernia.
Upper GI: Probably the least invasive and most economical method to diagnose a hernia is an upper gi. In this test, you drink contrast material and x-rays are taken as it goes down your esophagus into your stomach. A hiatal hernia can be seen. Most people with a hiatal hernia have reflux but the majority of people with reflux do not have a hernia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anti-acid therapy: Sounds like you need some antacid therapy to start. This should help both the gerd symptoms and the gastritis. Make sure to ask if you have H. Pylori infection as a cause of the gastritis. This needs to be treated with antibiotics as well. Forget about the hiatal hernia unless it becomes very large. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Gastrointerologist thinks my GERD caused by hiatus hernia, endoscopy next week to check, is hiatus hernia dangerous ? Will I die of it ? Complication?
Is It ok to have 1-2 shots of whiskey a month while on daily lansoprazole for hiatus hernia and GERD?
Do HH grow?: hello~ yes over a long period of they tend to get larger depending on whether they are "sliders" or "rollers" the latter tending to enlarge earlier. thanks ...Read more
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