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I am a man over the age of 55, how susceptible am I to hiatal hernia?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: 60%

Incidence of hiatal hernia increases with age.
Approximately 60% of adults 50 or older have a hiatal hernia. But most are not symptomatic.

In brief: 60%

Incidence of hiatal hernia increases with age.
Approximately 60% of adults 50 or older have a hiatal hernia. But most are not symptomatic.
Dr. Michio Abe
Dr. Michio Abe
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Dr. John Moseri
Susceptibility also depends on the nature of work you do, and obesity.
Dr. David Earle
Surgery

In brief: Hiatal hernia common

Small hiatal hernias are extremely common.
Large hiatal hernias, or para esophageal hernias as they are also known, are less common. Your gender and age don't necessarily make you more prone, but most large hernias are diagnosed in patients after the age of 60.

In brief: Hiatal hernia common

Small hiatal hernias are extremely common.
Large hiatal hernias, or para esophageal hernias as they are also known, are less common. Your gender and age don't necessarily make you more prone, but most large hernias are diagnosed in patients after the age of 60.
Dr. David Earle
Dr. David Earle
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