O, I live in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, am a retired clinical psychologist (just turned 70 last August).
I went to see my family doctor yesterday and he prescribed: effervescent ACETYLCYSTEIN pills and an anti-biotic (AZITROMYCIN, 500mg). To no avail as yet. Finally, I also suffer from hypertension, reasonably in check now. That would not seem unusual at my age. All in all it's the coughing, mucous overload and the constant belly spams that are turning my life into some sort of hell now. I'd very much appreciate your advice, best regards,
I also suffer from bad breath which really embarrasses me.
Is this all related to the diaphragmmatic hernia?.
One month ago had EKG which was normal. Had cardiac angiogram normal 2 month ago. Both were for anxiety and high blood pressure which is now controlled by metaprolol and xanax. Cardiologist said health is very good "lose some weight." I forgot to mention hernia as it did not become a problem until spring and I began lifting objects and digging with exertion.
I do sport and I don't have any symptoms of any problems when my hernia isn't there.
Hiatal hernia does not need to be always repaired.
Thank you for the query.
Your age in present medicine is not a measure of surgery capability. General condition is. But not every hiatal hernia needs to be repaired. If you have symptoms all the time which...