4 doctors weighed in:
Are severe acid reflux and hiatal hernia related to snoring and excessive hiccupping?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Perhaps
Gerd certainly may be related to hiccups but probably not snoring.
A large hiatal hernia can certainly cause hiccups but again would not be related to snoring. Being overweight is a common cause of gerd and snoring.

In brief: Perhaps
Gerd certainly may be related to hiccups but probably not snoring.
A large hiatal hernia can certainly cause hiccups but again would not be related to snoring. Being overweight is a common cause of gerd and snoring.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Thank
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Dentistry - Cosmetic
In brief: Acid reflux
Yes.
Snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea which means that an individual is stopping breathing for at least 10 seconds. This causes pressure on the abdomen, causing stomach acids to go back up the throat.

In brief: Acid reflux
Yes.
Snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea which means that an individual is stopping breathing for at least 10 seconds. This causes pressure on the abdomen, causing stomach acids to go back up the throat.
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Thank
In brief: Connected Signs
Acid in your throat from reflux will create small patches of irritated tissue, which triggers coughs and hiccupping.
One commonly found problem adding to symptoms of reflux is sleep apnea, so be sure you get that checked out.

In brief: Connected Signs
Acid in your throat from reflux will create small patches of irritated tissue, which triggers coughs and hiccupping.
One commonly found problem adding to symptoms of reflux is sleep apnea, so be sure you get that checked out.
Dr. Stephen Carstensen
Dr. Stephen Carstensen
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Mark Pack
Board Certified, Surgery
27 years in practice
3M people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors