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Hiatal Hernias

Some people suffer from Gastroesophageal reflux disease because they have a hiatal hernia. Learn what a hiatal hernia is, and how to live with it.
  1. Daily Life with a Hiatal Hernia (2)

Share Your Stories About Living with a Hiatal Hernia
Share what your experiences have been as you live with a hiatal hernia.

Living With a Hiatal Hernia - What is the Most Annoying About Living With a...
What is the most annoying thing about having a hiatal hernia? My mother had a hiatal hernia, and the pain she sometimes suffered after eating was her main complaint. What has been your experience?

Unwanted Hiatal Hernia Advice - How Do You Deal With Unwanted Medical Advice...
When you told your family and friends you were diagnosed with a hiatal hernia, you may have gotten some unwanted medical advice on how you can best live with your condition. How do you handle unwanted medical advice from others?

Hiatal Hernia - What symptoms led you to your hiatal hernia diagnosis
When did you first suspect you may have a hiatal hernia? Were there symptoms that prompted you to go to your doctor? Let others know your experience.

Symptoms of Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernias
Paraesopheal hiatal hernias may not present any symptoms. However, intermittent symptoms can occur, and knowing these symptoms can lead to earlier treatment.

Hiatal Hernias
What is a hiatal hernia? What are the symptoms? How is it treated? Learn about these and more in the following article.

What You Need to Know About Hiatal Hernias
Whether you suspect you have a hiatal hernia or you are newly diagnosed, you will want to know the symptoms, the causes, and the treatment of hiatal hernias.

Your Guide to Hiatal Hernias
Learn what hiatal hernias are, what can cause them, the symptoms of hiatal hernias, how hiatal hernias are diagnosed, how they are treated, the complications of hiatal hernias, and how to live with a hiatal hernia.

Hiatal Hernia Diet Tips
About 50% of all people with hiatal hernias do not have any symptoms. For the other approximate 50% of individuals with hiatal hernias who do have symptoms, heartburn is the most common symptom. Knowing how to control the heartburn through diet is important.

Treating Hiatal Hernias
For approximately 50% of individuals with a hiatal hernia, symptoms are not present. For those who do experience symptoms, it is usually caused by heartburn, or acid reflux. Many individuals with a hiatal hernia also have gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. For them, their doctors may prescribe a treatment plan that is similar to the...

Symptoms of a Hiatal Hernia
50 percent of hiatal hernia patients don't experience any symptoms. For the other 50 percent of patients, the following symptoms may occur.

What tests are used to diagnose hiatal hernias?
There are a few procedures that are used to diagnose the presence of a hiatal hernia.

What is the treatment for hiatal hernias?
Approximately 50 percent of patients with hiatal hernias don't have symptoms, thus treatment isn't necessary. For the other 50 percent of patients the following treatments may be used by their doctors.

What are the symptoms of a hiatal hernia?
50 percent of hiatal hernia patients don't experience any symptoms. For the other 50 percent of patients, the following symptoms may occur.

What condition is most commonly associated with a hiatal hernia?
Other digestive disorders can occur along with a hiatal hernia. Learn which is the disorder that occurs in the majority of hiatal hernia patients.

What can cause a hiatal hernia?
Learn what conditions and lifestyle events can contribute to hiatal hernias.

Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia
When part of the stomach is squeezed up into the chest beside the esophagus, and stays there, it is called a paraesophageal hiatal hernia.

How To Live With a Hiatal Hernia
A hiatal hernia occurs when the upper part of the stomach pushes through an opening in the diaphragm, and up into the chest. This opening is called the esophageal hiatus or diaphragmatic hiatus. If you've been diagnosed with a hiatal hernia, you'll need to know how to live with it.

Hiatal Hernia and GERD
Some people suffer from Gastroesophageal reflux disease because they have a hiatal hernia. Learn what a hiatal hernia is.

Hiatal Hernia FAQ
Some people suffer from Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) because they have a hiatal hernia.

What Are Hiatal Hernias - What Do You Think Family and Friends Should Know...
People who have not had been diagnosed with a hiatal hernia may not understand what it is like living with a hiatal hernia. You can share here what you think others should know about hiatal hernias and how you go about explaining it to them.

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