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Can weight loss improve a hiatal hernia?

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Dr. Sathya Jaganmohan
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Hiatal hernia

Yes. Theoretically weight loss decreases intraabdominal fat and reduces pressure and reflux symptoms and may modify the hiatal hernia.
Improvement in muscle tone in the abdomen is also a factor.

In brief: Hiatal hernia

Yes. Theoretically weight loss decreases intraabdominal fat and reduces pressure and reflux symptoms and may modify the hiatal hernia.
Improvement in muscle tone in the abdomen is also a factor.
Dr. Sathya Jaganmohan
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Dr. David Earle
Surgery
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In brief: Maybe

It depends on the current weight and amount of weight loss.
Also depends on the size if the hiatal hernia. Large hernias will not improve. With substantial weight loss, small hernias may be prevented from becoming large hernias due to lower intra-abdominal pressure.

In brief: Maybe

It depends on the current weight and amount of weight loss.
Also depends on the size if the hiatal hernia. Large hernias will not improve. With substantial weight loss, small hernias may be prevented from becoming large hernias due to lower intra-abdominal pressure.
Dr. David Earle
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