A hiatus hernia is associated with reflux of acid gastric contents into the oesophagus.
Individuals experience the following symptoms:
- Discomfort after heavy meals, when the stomach is distended, causing pressure on the hiatus hernia.
- Difficulty breathing, lying down and bending over.
- Surgery is not usually recommended for this condition, but with sever symptoms may be necessary.
- Weight loss and symptomatic control are the preferred treatment..