Users' questions

Which type of hernia often causes GERD?

Which type of hernia often causes GERD?

But a large hiatal hernia can allow food and acid to back up into your esophagus, leading to heartburn. Self-care measures or medications can usually relieve these symptoms.

Can a hiatal hernia cause heartburn without having GERD?

Many people with hiatal hernia have no symptoms, but others may have heartburn related to gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. Although there appears to be a link, one condition does not seem to cause the other, because many people have a hiatal hernia without having GERD, and others have GERD without having a hiatal hernia.

What happens if you have a hiatal hernia?

Hiatal hernia. In a hiatal hernia, the stomach pushes up through that opening and into your chest. A small hiatal hernia usually doesn’t cause problems. You may never know you have one unless your doctor discovers it when checking for another condition.

Can you sleep with an empty stomach with a hiatal hernia?

Sleeping with an emptied stomach means there will be far less chance of middle-of-the-night reflux. As an independent risk factor, obesity increases the risk of heartburn in people with hiatal hernias exerting excessive pressure on the abdominal wall.

Do you need surgery for a hiatal hernia?

You may never know you have one unless your doctor discovers it when checking for another condition. But a large hiatal hernia can allow food and acid to back up into your esophagus, leading to heartburn. Self-care measures or medications can usually relieve these symptoms. A very large hiatal hernia might require surgery.

Many people with hiatal hernia have no symptoms, but others may have heartburn related to gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. Although there appears to be a link, one condition does not seem to cause the other, because many people have a hiatal hernia without having GERD, and others have GERD without having a hiatal hernia.

Can a hiatal hernia cause you to have trouble breathing?

HIATAL HERNIA & TROUBLE BREATHING: Although it was mentioned as a risk factor, the November issue of the Clinical Respiratory Journal ( Contribution of Hiatal Hernia to Asthma in Patients with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) concluded that “ The patients with GERD with asthma have a high prevalence of Hiatal Hernia .”

Why do so many people get hiatal hernias?

Chronic stress is a major factor why people develop hiatal hernias. When stress occurs too often or stays too long in the body, these changes can cause a malfunction in the body and lead to displacement such as a hernia. Meditate or pray a few minutes on a daily basis to ease out the anxiety.

Can a HH be an asymptomatic hiatal hernia?

Let me show you the symptoms of an HH. HIATAL HERNIA CAN BE ASYMPTOMATIC: Remember that only about 10% of of Hiatal Hernias create any symptoms at all — not a unique situation when it comes to health and healthcare ( HERE ).