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What are the signs and symptoms of hiatal hernia?

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Dr. Ramesh Kumar

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Posted on Fri, 12 Oct 2018 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: what is hiatal hernia-its symptoms and cure-other than surgery
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 50 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Proton pump inhibitors can be taken.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thorax and abdomen are separated by a sheath called diaphragm. Oesophagus passes from chest into abdomen through diaphragm.Some times a part of stomach also protrudes out of it along with esophagus.This is called Hiatel Hernia.

Main symptoms mimic that of acid peptic disorder like acid formation and reflux in esophagus,Burning sensation in mouth and throat.

Treatment-
Take a proton pump inhibitor like Omeprazole once daily in morning empty stomach.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.







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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar 16 hours later
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how does 0mepr azole "cure" hiatal hernia?
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
follow up.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Except surgery there is no CURE for hiatal hernia as it is a problem with anatomy.
However full control of symptoms can be achieved by taking a low dose of Omeprazole (Near cure from symptoms).So patient can lead a normal life.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr. Ramesh Kumar,
Gastroenterologist


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