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

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In brief: No

But it can cause aspiration pneumonia.

In brief: No

But it can cause aspiration pneumonia.
Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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