Can hiatal hernia cause anxiety attacks?

Can hiatal hernia cause anxiety attacks?

Hiatal hernia is very misdiagnosed. It can be the cause of 15 different symptoms including panic attacks, heart palpitations, acid reflux, bloating, chest pain, and more.

Can a hiatal hernia get worse with stress?

If you already have a hernia, stress can make it grow larger and get worse. Remember that no hernia disappears on its own. Even if you prevent the hernia from getting worse by making healthy lifestyle changes, hernia surgery is the only way to repair it for good.

Can a hiatus hernia cause anxiety and depression?

Hi Cameragirl. I have a hiatus hernia myself. Found out years ago. My symptoms mainly included excessive reflux, severe heart burn. In my case, being o/weight exacerbated the symptoms. I too became anxious/depressed. A suspicion of a hiatus hernia can cause similar anxiety symptoms.

Can a hiatal hernia mimic a heart attack?

A case study from last July’s issue of BMJ Case Reports ( Hiatal Hernia Mimicking Heart Problems) described heart attack-like symptoms in a 74 year old man whose stomach had worked its way from the abdominal cavity, through the diaphragm’s esophageal hiatus, and into the thoracic cavity with the heart.

What are the symptoms of a hiatal hernia?

My hiatal hernia symptoms are severe bloating, excessive gas, difficulty in burping or passing gas, constipation, abdominal pain, back pain, difficulty breathing, feels like a fist in the chest and throat and GERD. I cannot sleep lying down, feel full quickly, and have heart palpitations. After many doctors finally I found one to listen and help.

Can a hiatal hernia be caused by stress?

Hiatal Hernia and Panic Attacks (Need some insight) No panic, tachy’s gone, feelings of dying are gone. Stress is a killer for any disease for the stomach. A lot of people say that “stress doesn’t cause problems with health”, but stress affects the sympathetic nervous system and parasympathetic nervous system.

Can a hiatal hernia kill you?

Although you can see how bad things can get, it’s actually worse than that. As crazy as it may seem, Hiatal Hernias can actually kill you. That’s why doing whatever it takes to get better — hopefully without having to undergo surgery — is a big deal, and potentially a huge boost to your health.

What should I know about hiatal hernia?

Many people with hiatal hernia, a condition in which part of the stomach bulges upward through an opening in the diaphragm, have no symptoms. For those who do, what they eat may make a difference between a good day and a bad one. Diet can play an important role in controlling the symptoms of hiatal hernia, namely heartburn and acid indigestion.

What does a hiatal hernia feel like?

Many people can not feel their hernias from the outside of their body. If your hiatal hernia becomes strangulated, you may feel pain and tenderness in the upper abdominal and/or chest area. Listen to your body.

How do other illnesses affect a hiatal hernia?

How do other illnesses affect a hiatal hernia? An illness that causes increased weight gain can affect hiatal hernias, making symptom management more challenging. An illness that causes chronic coughing, vomiting, or constipation places pressure on the abdomen and stomach.