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Have a hiatal hernia and have been on medication. Is it safe to do pull-up exercise?

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I have a small hiatal hernia and I have been taking medicines for the last 1 month. Is it safe to do pull-up exercise with this condition. Please advise.
Posted Sun, 16 Jun 2013 in Abdominal Pain
Answered by Dr. Ketan Vagholkar 1 hour later
thanks for writing in.
The hiatus hernia disgnosed by endoscopy is quite small and does not merit surgical intervention.I would advise the following
1. Multiple small volume meals
2. Weight reduction if overweight.
3.Sleeping at night with the head end raised above the body level.
4. Antacids
5.Avoidance of alcohol and caffiene.
I hope this answers your querry.
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