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Can hiatal hernia affect my breathing?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

A hiatal hernia is the stomach protruding into the chest cavity, which can affect one's breathing.

In brief: Yes

A hiatal hernia is the stomach protruding into the chest cavity, which can affect one's breathing.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. David Earle
Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Large hiatal hernias can cause shortness of breath.
The only solution for these large hernias is surgical repair. There are often other conditions however often present such a asthma or emphysema that can compound breathing problems. Usually, a large hiatal hernia can be diagnosed with an upper GI contrast study called an esophagram and upper GI series.

In brief: Yes

Large hiatal hernias can cause shortness of breath.
The only solution for these large hernias is surgical repair. There are often other conditions however often present such a asthma or emphysema that can compound breathing problems. Usually, a large hiatal hernia can be diagnosed with an upper GI contrast study called an esophagram and upper GI series.
Dr. David Earle
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