Does my hiatal hernia increases my chances of dangerous viral infections?

Very indirectly. Hiatal hernia can cause you to have frequent acid reflux. Frequent acid reflux can back up into the lungs sometimes and put you at risk for developing certain kinds of bacterial and viral infections. So the answer is, hiatal hernia can *indirectly* increase your risk of dangerous viral infections.

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Does my hiatal hernia increases my chances of dangerous viral infections?

Probably not. Large hiatal hernias can cause respiratory problems, but this is usually due to a physical compression of the lungs. That could in theory make a viral infection seem worse, but should not increase susceptibility to one. Read more...

Does my hiatal hernia increases my chances of dangerous fungal infections?

No. A hiatal hernia is a condition in which part of the stomach squeezes up into the chest area through a weak spot in the sheet of muscle (the diaphragm) that separates the chest from the abdomen. A hiatal hernia does not increase one's chances of fungal infections. Read more...
No. Hiatal hernias are generally only of consequence when very large. These large hiatal hernias are called paraesophageal hernias. They can cause symptoms like chest pain, difficulty swallowing, reflux, and anemia to name a few. Not sure why you are linking these to fungal infections, but there is no obvious connection. If vomiting is a problem, recurrent pneumonia could have a fungal element. Read more...

Does my hiatal hernia increases my chances of dangerous bacterial infections?

Very indirectly. Hiatal hernia can cause you to have frequent acid reflux. Frequent acid reflux can back up into the lungs sometimes and put you at risk for developing certain kinds of bacterial and viral infections. So the answer is, hiatal hernia can *indirectly* increase your risk of dangerous bacterial infections. Read more...
No. It only increases your chance of suffering from heartburn or swallowing problems. If you have either, see your physician. Read more...

Endo result-mild gastritis, small hiatal hernia (wat is it, how does it happen, treatment?). Says wait for pathology report 2 weeks (4 infection)?

Inflammation&Hernia. Mild Gatritis means there is mild inflammation in the stomach.It is easy to treat with acid suppression therapy like Prilosec or ranitidine and as acid is reduced it will get better.Stomach is in the adominal cavity normally separated from the chest cavity by diaphragm.When part of somach protrudes through the diaphram into chest cavity,it is called Hiatus Hernia.Wait for Pathology&H pylori report. Read more...

Does my hiatal hernia increases my chances of dangerous sepsis?

No. A hiatal hernia is an enlargement of the normal opening in the diaphragm muscle that separates the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity, through which the esophagus passes. This hernia allows the stomach to slide up into the chest cavity, often leading to heartburn. This is sometimes used synonymously with the term gerd, but it is but one casue of reflux. It is not associated with sepsis. Read more...
No. It does increase your risk of esophageal cancer and aspiration of gastric (stomach) contents into your lungs; that said most people with a hiatal hernia don't get either of those problems. Sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock don't have a known statistical relationship to hiatal hernias. Read more...