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We Have to Know about the Hiatus Hernia

Information about Hiatus Hernia

  • A condition within which a little of the abdomen protrudes upward into the chest, through a gap within the diaphragm.
  • The diaphragm is a sheet of tendon that separates the trunk from the abdomen. It is used in exhaling or inhaling

Causes of Hiatus Hernia

  • The exact  reason for hiatal hernias isn’t best-known
  • But something that puts intense pressure on the abdomen — as well as persistent or severe coughing or puking, pregnancy, straining whereas reaching to the lavatoryenhanced abdominal fluid or lifting serious objects — can contribute to a hernia.

Do’s and Don’ts of Hiatus Hernia

  • Do not lie down 2-3 hrs after food

Signs & Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia

  • Heartburn, worse when bending over or lying down
  • Swallowing difficulty
  • Chest pain
  • Belching

Medical advice for Hiatus Hernia

  • If symptoms worsen or don’t improve with treatment, or if new symptoms develop.

Risk factors of Hiatus Hernia

  • Increasing age
  • obesity
  • smoking

Treatment for Hiatus Hernia

  • Medicines

Self-care for Hiatus Hernia

  • Avoiding large or heavy meals
  • Not lying down or bending over straightaway once a meal
  • Reducing weight and not smoking

Investigations for Hiatus Hernia

  • Barium swallow x-ray
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
Medical advice for Hiatus Hernia
Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia