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Will mowing lawn, snow blowing or pushing a wheelchair by a 225 5'7" woman make a small hiatel hernia worse?

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In brief: No

Not likely. Many people have small hiatal hernias & can be observed & do not affect activities or exercise abilities.

In brief: No

Not likely. Many people have small hiatal hernias & can be observed & do not affect activities or exercise abilities.
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Dr. John Fung
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In brief: Probably not

There are two major risk factors for hiatal hernia - age and being overweight.
If she reduces her weight, she is more likely to gain benefit for reducing symptoms of her hiatal hernia, such as reflux disease, than anything else. At 5'7" and being a woman, she would clearly benefit from a minimum of 70 pound weight loss to bring her bmi to within normal.

In brief: Probably not

There are two major risk factors for hiatal hernia - age and being overweight.
If she reduces her weight, she is more likely to gain benefit for reducing symptoms of her hiatal hernia, such as reflux disease, than anything else. At 5'7" and being a woman, she would clearly benefit from a minimum of 70 pound weight loss to bring her bmi to within normal.
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