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..

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