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Have hiatal hernia, can it cause stomach to look like a beer belly ?

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i have a hiatal hernia , can it cause my stomach to look like a beer belly ?
Posted Sat, 5 Oct 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Guru 55 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Mostly it does not.

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Hiatal hernia, usually causes difficulty in swallowing and breathing, heart burn due to acid reflux etc. But, the reasons for stomach to look like a beer belly is mainly central obesity due to excess deposition of abdominal fat which again is because of various genetic and environmental factors.

Hiatal may require treatment if it is large and symptoms are bothersome.

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