Hiatus hernia or hiatal hernia is the protrusion (or hernia) of the upper part of the stomach into the thorax through a tear or weakness in the diaphragm.

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Hiatal Hernia Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... Most small hiatal hernias cause no problems at all. But larger hernias can contribute to heartburn and sometimes to belching or chest pain — common problems associated with gastroesophageal refl...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... Your chest cavity and abdomen are separated by your diaphragm — a large dome-shaped muscle that''s responsible for a good part of normal breathing. Your esophagus passes into your stomach throug...
Source: MayoClinic

Hiatal Hernia Treatment

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Complications
... Sometimes a hiatal hernia becomes so large that as much as one-third or more of your stomach protrudes through your diaphragm. This can exert pressure on your lungs or diaphragm. In addition, some lar...
Source: MayoClinic

Treatment
... If you don''t have any signs or symptoms from a hiatal hernia — and most people don''t — you probably won''t need any treatment. But if you''re experiencing recurrent gastroesophageal refl...
Source: MayoClinic

Hiatal Hernia Other

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Hiatal Hernia
... What is a hiatal hernia? Any time an internal body part pushes into an area where it doesn''t belong, it''s called a hernia. The hiatus is an opening in the diaphragm -- the muscular wall separating t...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Q&A: Hiatal Hernia
... I am a 55-year-old male who is about 30 pounds overweight. Lately I’ve been experiencing frequent heartburn and have an acid taste in the back of my throat. My wife says it’s probably a hiatal hernia....
Source: Cleveland Clinic

   

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