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Are severe acid reflux and hiatal hernia related to snoring and excessive hiccupping?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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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
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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
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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
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