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I have gone for my endoscopy test and result shows mild hiatal hernia.Can i still do strenuous exercise? Would it make it worse if i do?

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In brief: yes

You can exercize but any increase in abdominal pressure (by straining while holding your breath) may exacerbate your reflux.
So if you lift, breathe as you do so.

In brief: yes

You can exercize but any increase in abdominal pressure (by straining while holding your breath) may exacerbate your reflux.
So if you lift, breathe as you do so.
Dr. Jack Bergstein
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Dr. Milton Mintz
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: I don't think

Heavy lifting should be part of your routine.

In brief: I don't think

Heavy lifting should be part of your routine.
Dr. Milton Mintz
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Dr. John Scott
Many people have small hiatal hernias. The benefits of strenuous exercise outweigh the risks of increasing hiatal hernia size. One risk factor for hiatal hernia development is obesity.
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