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Hi, I have a small hiatus hernia and don't know what kind of exercise can I do. Can someone please help me. I want to exercise.

Hi, I have a small hiatus hernia and don't know what kind of exercise can I do. Can someone please help me. I want to exercise.

Hiatal hernia: A small hiatal hernia, meaning no bigger than 2cm, shouldn't be a problem when it comes to exercise. It may cause you some heartburn, and strenuous exercise may exacerbate that a bit, but for the most part you should be able to do whatever exercises you want to. ...Read more

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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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Do I need to control diet with a small hiatus hernia if no symptoms at all are present? 23yo 124lbs. Ty

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

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What are the chances of my small hiatus hernia growing in the future. No symptoms at the moment. 23yo and worried. ?

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

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I work as a baggage handler at the airport therefore lift heavy bags. I have a small hiatus hernia no symptoms. Will this grow if I carry on? Thx

May be, but...: Possible, but would be very slow. Yet, in reality, life has never been perfect and all have to live on. Hence, continue working as ... except you can find a less physically strenuous job & switch. In 3-5 years, repeat imaging study in 3-5 yrs or whenever clinical suspicion emerges. Remember: Life is a constantly changing & adjusting dynamic process of struggle to cope with reality, certainty, &... ...Read more

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Do small hiatus hernia (2cm) usually grow larger? No heartburn, no gerd at all.

Do small hiatus hernia (2cm) usually grow larger? No heartburn, no gerd at all.

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