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Permanent cure options for hiatus hernia - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
Doctor :   Please provide your age, gender, location, occupation, marital status
User :   can Hiatus hernia be cured
User :   26 male xxx
Doctor :   it can be permanently cured by surgery
User :   what medications can be taken
User :   if any
User :   is surgery the only way?
Doctor :   it causes mainly reflux
Doctor :   The following are risk factors for having a hiatus hernia.
* Increased pressure within the abdomen caused by: o Heavy lifting or frequent bending over
o Frequent or hard coughing
o Hard sneezing
o Pregnancy and delivery
o Violent vomiting
o Straining with constipation
o Obesity (extra weight pushes down on the abdomen increasing the pressure)
o Use of the sitting position for defecation[1] (See epidemiology below)
o Hard sneezing
o Pregnancy and delivery
o Violent vomiting
o Straining with constipation
o Obesity (extra weight pushes down on the abdomen increasing the pressure)
o Use of the sitting position for defecation[1] (See epidemiology below)
* Heredity
* Smoking
* Drug use, such as cocaine.[citation needed]
* Stress
User :   ok
Doctor :   it he hernia is small it can be left alonre
User :   what can be done outside of surgery
Doctor :   If it is big, surgical repair is done
User :   so a test must be done
Doctor :   since it mainly causes refkux, heartburn, it si treated symptomatically with antacids
User :   antacids?
Doctor :   it is diagnosed by doing upper GI endoscopy
User :   ok
Doctor :   any other query
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