Hiatal Hernia can be simply mentioned as a condition in which upper part of the stomach pushes up into the chest cavity through the diaphragm muscle. In a Hiatal Hernia, the stomach bulges up into the chest through the diaphragm.
Lifting heavy objects or bending over, frequent coughing, hard sneezing, stress, frequent vomiting, these may lead to hiatus hernia. The most common cause is obesity.
The most important thing to note is that the symptoms of hiatus hernia can resemble to many disorders and often been called as the "great mimic”. A person with this problem can experience dull pains in the chest, shortness of breath (caused by the hernia's effect on the diaphragm), heart palpitations etc.
However, the Hiatal hernia does not cause any symptoms. The pain and discomfort that a patient experiences are mainly due to the reflux of gastric acid, air, or bile. And yes while there are several causes for acid reflux, it does happen more frequently in the presence of hiatal hernia.
In the great majority of cases, patients experience no life-threatening discomfort. If the condition has been brought on by stress, stress reduction techniques can be very much effective, or if overweight, just as to find a way to reduce weight.
However in some unusual instances, as when a hiatal hernia is unusually large, it may cause esophageal stricture or severe discomfort. Surgery is sometimes recommended.
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