- Q What are the symptoms of a hiatal hernia?
Hiatal hernia symptoms can vary from mild heartburn to acid reflux disease. Symptoms may be worse after a large meal or bending forward. Common symptoms include heartburn, chest pain, frequent belching, bad breath, dry cough, nausea, and difficulty... Full Answer
- Q Can an inguinal hernia be prevented?
If you have a predisposition for inguinal hernias like a family history or poor fetal development, it is difficult to prevent an inguinal hernia. However, there are several precautions you can take to avoid an inguinal hernia. Precautions for avoiding an... Full Answer
- Q What causes an inguinal hernia?
An inguinal hernia occurs because of a weakness in the abdomen muscles. This weakness can develop because of poor fetal development or stress in the abdomen. Stress in the abdomen can result from strenuous work, coughing, constipation, weight gain, or... Full Answer
- Q How does an inguinal hernia affect the body?
When there is a weakness in your abdominal muscles, some of your intestines can protrude from the opening, forming an inguinal hernia. This can cause mild to severe consequences. Most of the time, an inguinal hernia will only cause some pain or... Full Answer
- Q How do I prepare to see my doctor about my hiatal hernia?
To help prepare for your doctor's appointment about your hiatal hernia, write a list of symptoms that you'll want to discuss with your doctor. Symptoms may range from mild to severe and include heartburn, belching, chest pains, nausea, bloating, bad... Full Answer
- Q How do other illnesses affect a hiatal hernia?
An illness that causes immobility or 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.... Full Answer
- Q How do I manage my hiatal hernia on a daily basis?
A hiatal hernia may or may not cause symptoms. When symptoms do occur, your doctor may recommend over-the-counter or prescription strength medications to help you manage daily symptoms. Changing your diet is another way to manage symptoms. Foods... Full Answer
- Q What is a hiatal hernia?
A hiatal hernia is the result of part of the upper stomach pushing through the diaphragm, the large muscle that separates the abdomen organs from the chest. The esophagus runs through an opening in the diaphragm called the hiatus. Sometimes the... Full Answer