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Can. Hiatal hernia affect breathing?

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In brief: Hiatal hernia

You have a hiatal hernia.
This is a very treatable abnormality. Your doctor will treat your symptoms and follow with you. If you are feeling well with medications then he/she will follow. As you age you may require more intervention. You may need a diagnostic study. You will need to manage your weight and to exercise. Watch what you eat. Be well.

In brief: Hiatal hernia

You have a hiatal hernia.
This is a very treatable abnormality. Your doctor will treat your symptoms and follow with you. If you are feeling well with medications then he/she will follow. As you age you may require more intervention. You may need a diagnostic study. You will need to manage your weight and to exercise. Watch what you eat. Be well.
Dr. Randy Stevens
Dr. Randy Stevens
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In brief: Yes

The hernia can be large enough to displace lung tissue and inhibit deep breaths.
But if you are short of breath see your doctor.

In brief: Yes

The hernia can be large enough to displace lung tissue and inhibit deep breaths.
But if you are short of breath see your doctor.
Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson
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In brief: I doubt it

Usually hiatal hernia are small and they can cause pain mainly from the feeling of heart burn as stomach acid is regurgitated in to the esophagus .
A bigger hernia called paraesophagial hernia through which abdominal content have possibly entered the chest cavity or real diaphragmantic hernias they could affect berating by reducing lung capacity.

In brief: I doubt it

Usually hiatal hernia are small and they can cause pain mainly from the feeling of heart burn as stomach acid is regurgitated in to the esophagus .
A bigger hernia called paraesophagial hernia through which abdominal content have possibly entered the chest cavity or real diaphragmantic hernias they could affect berating by reducing lung capacity.
Dr. Gabriel Goren
Dr. Gabriel Goren
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