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I did barium swallow test it suggested sliding hiatus hernia.Abt 2 yrs later i did endoscopy at another lab which showed reflux esophagitis.

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Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Family Medicine
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In brief: Hernia and reflux

The two things you are talking about are consistant.
The hernia is a weakness in the distal esophagus and this then allows acid to burn your esophagus(reflux esophagitis). For help , no caffine at night, no eating after dinner(3 hr. Before bedtime) and medication to stop acid production.

In brief: Hernia and reflux

The two things you are talking about are consistant.
The hernia is a weakness in the distal esophagus and this then allows acid to burn your esophagus(reflux esophagitis). For help , no caffine at night, no eating after dinner(3 hr. Before bedtime) and medication to stop acid production.
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Commonly occurs

Hiatal herhia (part of stomach comes into chest through weakness in diaphram) is common.
Sliding means hernia reduces. Commonly assoc w/backflow of stomach contents (esoph reflux), which can be irritating to lining (esophagitis). Ugi is not as sensitive as endoscopy to ser changes of esophagitis. Rx gendrally lifestyle, diet, meds (at least until hhealed), rarely surgery.

In brief: Commonly occurs

Hiatal herhia (part of stomach comes into chest through weakness in diaphram) is common.
Sliding means hernia reduces. Commonly assoc w/backflow of stomach contents (esoph reflux), which can be irritating to lining (esophagitis). Ugi is not as sensitive as endoscopy to ser changes of esophagitis. Rx gendrally lifestyle, diet, meds (at least until hhealed), rarely surgery.
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Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: One causes other

Sliding hiatal hernia increases your risk of reflux.
You are young enough to discuss correction of this problem with specialist. Although you may not get complete relief, you will save yourself from grief down the road. Nissan fundo-plication is the surgery. For now take otc Protonix (pantoprazole) for some relief but ultimately, you will benefit from the surgery.

In brief: One causes other

Sliding hiatal hernia increases your risk of reflux.
You are young enough to discuss correction of this problem with specialist. Although you may not get complete relief, you will save yourself from grief down the road. Nissan fundo-plication is the surgery. For now take otc Protonix (pantoprazole) for some relief but ultimately, you will benefit from the surgery.
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