Can my weight be a factor in hiatal hernia?

Ansolutely. Some symptoms resolve with significant weight loss.
Yes. Although skiny patients do have hernia issues. Most hernias are more common (hiatal hernia included) with overweight individuals. Simple physic applies here - increase load of stress = the greater risk of muscle injury.

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Docs, could a small hiatal hernia caused by being overweight go away once the weight is lost?

No. Short answer is no, but small hiatal hernias are usually asymptomatic, and not dangerous anyway. Large hiatal hernias can be dangerous, and sometimes require surgical repair. Weight loss could help a small one from becoming a large one. Hope this helps! Read more...