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I think my breathing problems and post nasal drip was all from a hiatal hernia not asthma. What are the cures for a hiatal hernia from stress/anxiety?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Hiatal hernia

A hiatal hernia associated with gerd, reflux of stomach contents up your esophagus, can cause cough, aspiration pneumonia, asthma like pulmonary problems.
You have choice about next step in care. You may benefit from medical care, further testing, egd. Surgery only after good medical care. Start with your regular doc. Be well.

In brief: Hiatal hernia

A hiatal hernia associated with gerd, reflux of stomach contents up your esophagus, can cause cough, aspiration pneumonia, asthma like pulmonary problems.
You have choice about next step in care. You may benefit from medical care, further testing, egd. Surgery only after good medical care. Start with your regular doc. Be well.
Dr. Tracy Berg
Dr. Tracy Berg
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Dr. David Earle
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Surgery

It is possible that large hiatal hernias (so called paraesophageal hernias) can cause some respiratory symptoms.
The only "cure" is surgical repair, and this should be done by a general or thoracic surgeon experienced in laparoscopic repair. A full evaluation is necessary to see if operation is right for you - it may not be. Hope this helps!

In brief: Surgery

It is possible that large hiatal hernias (so called paraesophageal hernias) can cause some respiratory symptoms.
The only "cure" is surgical repair, and this should be done by a general or thoracic surgeon experienced in laparoscopic repair. A full evaluation is necessary to see if operation is right for you - it may not be. Hope this helps!
Dr. David Earle
Dr. David Earle
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Hiatal hernia

Hh is an anatomic problem, we do not cure it.
We have drugs to minimize esophageal reflux in symptomatic patients.

In brief: Hiatal hernia

Hh is an anatomic problem, we do not cure it.
We have drugs to minimize esophageal reflux in symptomatic patients.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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