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I have a small hiatal hernia that contributes to my GERD. How much heavy lifting can I do? Like moving furniture, exercises at the gym. I’m fairly small, 5”5 108lbs. Don’t want to worsen it.

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Strain

Any exertion that results in straining the abdominal muscles is potentially harmful to a hiatal hernia.
A thoracic surgeon could evaluate your hiatal hernia and advise you best.

In brief: Strain

Any exertion that results in straining the abdominal muscles is potentially harmful to a hiatal hernia.
A thoracic surgeon could evaluate your hiatal hernia and advise you best.
Dr. Donald Colantino
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