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How should I treat hiatal hernia?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: C Gastroenterologist

If you are like most people, you are using "hiatal hernia" to mean gastroesophageal reflux disease(gerd).
Proven rx include dietary changes, avoidance of caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol, wt loss, and acid-lowering meds.If your symptoms are bad at night, putting the head of the bed up on blocks helps, as does eating dinner early. If symptoms persist, it's best to see a GI dr(gastroenterologist).

In brief: C Gastroenterologist

If you are like most people, you are using "hiatal hernia" to mean gastroesophageal reflux disease(gerd).
Proven rx include dietary changes, avoidance of caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol, wt loss, and acid-lowering meds.If your symptoms are bad at night, putting the head of the bed up on blocks helps, as does eating dinner early. If symptoms persist, it's best to see a GI dr(gastroenterologist).
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Avoid spicey foods

Rarely hiatal hernias are treated by surgery.
Usually patients are told to avoid foods that cause acid reflux like chocolate, alcohol, coffee, tomato sauce.

In brief: Avoid spicey foods

Rarely hiatal hernias are treated by surgery.
Usually patients are told to avoid foods that cause acid reflux like chocolate, alcohol, coffee, tomato sauce.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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