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Can loosing weight get rid of my hiatal hernia?

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In brief: No

Losing weight will likely help symptoms of reflux.
The hernia however will remain unless surgically corrected.

In brief: No

Losing weight will likely help symptoms of reflux.
The hernia however will remain unless surgically corrected.
Dr. Debashish Bose
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Dr. Zeenat Hasan
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In brief: Probably not

however, it may eliminate the symptoms you feel from your hernia.
Excess weight would definitely make an existing hiatal hernia more symptomatic. If you lost weight, then the hernia symptoms (such as reflux/heartburn or chest pain) may go away and you may not need surgery. Either way, losing weight would make your risk for surgery less as well.

In brief: Probably not

however, it may eliminate the symptoms you feel from your hernia.
Excess weight would definitely make an existing hiatal hernia more symptomatic. If you lost weight, then the hernia symptoms (such as reflux/heartburn or chest pain) may go away and you may not need surgery. Either way, losing weight would make your risk for surgery less as well.
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
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In brief: No

The only way to get rid of a hiatal hernia is with surgery.
Losing weight may however help reduce or eliminate acid reflux, which often goes along with a hiatal hernia.

In brief: No

The only way to get rid of a hiatal hernia is with surgery.
Losing weight may however help reduce or eliminate acid reflux, which often goes along with a hiatal hernia.
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