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I was diagnosed with hiatus hernia. Symptoms=acid reflux, bad breath etc. Any thing i can do to help treat the hernia while i wait for the doctor ?

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Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Reflux

Try raising the head of your bed on bricks, block, books or yellow pages.
About four inches is fine. It gets your throat above your stomach so acid won't run uphill while you sleep.

In brief: Reflux

Try raising the head of your bed on bricks, block, books or yellow pages.
About four inches is fine. It gets your throat above your stomach so acid won't run uphill while you sleep.
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Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology

In brief: Surgical problem

The only way to treat a hiatal hernia is with surgery.
However, there are many over the counter medicines that can treat the symptoms of reflux (tums, pepcid, (famotidine) prilosec, etc).

In brief: Surgical problem

The only way to treat a hiatal hernia is with surgery.
However, there are many over the counter medicines that can treat the symptoms of reflux (tums, pepcid, (famotidine) prilosec, etc).
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