Does my hiatal hernia increases my chances of dangerous sepsis?

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.
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.

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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...

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. Read more...

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...

Can my hiatal hernia increase my chance of an ulcer?

No. Your are more likely to have pill induced ulcers where pills can get caught in a hiatal hernia, but your incidence of gastric and duodenal ulcer should be the same. Read more...
No. No but having a hiatal hernia may increase your risk of reflux into esophagus and perhaps increase your risk of asthma and esophageal ca if not properly managed by lifestyle and treatment. Also one should check for h.Pylori infection with hiatal hernia to make sure that one is not at risk for ulcers from this cause. And finally one should not eat within 2 hours of sleep to decrease reflux risk. Read more...
Maybe. Risk of peptic ulcer disease disease is not greater with a hiatal hernia, but large hernias, also known as paraesophageal hernias, are prone to ulcers known as cameron erosions. They are caused by the stomach twisting back and forth. Diagnosis can be made with an upper GI contrast study and endoscopy. Hope this helps! Read more...

I have a 2cm hiatal hernia no symptoms. Chances of it growing in the future?

Heartburn symptoms? The size of the hernia is not as important as the presence of symptoms. It is very common to have a hiatal hernia without symptoms. In that setting there is not much cause for concern. Symptoms of reflux, heartburn, trouble swallowing, regurgitation, as well as other atypical symptoms. Weight gain, excessive straining, tight fitting clothes, are some of the reasons symptoms appear or worsen. . Read more...

With lung disease is surgery for hiatal hernia dangerouse?

Sure... Lung disease adds risk to any surgery performed under sedation. Check with your pulmonologist to see if it is safe for you to proceed at this time. Read more...

What happens if someone may be at risk of hiatal hernia. What and when is the chance of surgeru?

At risk? I suppose we are all at risk to develop a hiatal hernia. Hiatal hernia repair is a commonly performed procedure, and safe in expereinced hands, and when done for the right reasons, in properly selected patients. Hope this helps! Read more...