Overview

A hiatal hernia occurs when the upper part of your stomach pushes up through your diaphragm and into your chest.The diaphragm is a large muscle that lies between your abdomen and chest. You use this muscle to help you breathe. Normally, your stom[read article]

Tests for Hiatal Hernia

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An esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) test is performed to examine the lining of your esophagus. The esophagus is the muscular tube that connects your throat to your ...  More
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When you swallow a piece of food, it travels through your mouth, esophagus, stomach, and small intestine. Sometimes, however, food doesn't travel properly thro...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Barium Swallow
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Your esophagus is the tube that connects your throat to your stomach. Each time you swallow the muscles in your esophagus contract. This pushes the food you eat int...  More
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Esophagoscopy
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Endoscopy is a procedure that uses specialized tools to view and operate on the internal organs and vessels of your body. This allows surgeons to view problems with...  More
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Gastrointestinal endoscopy
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Esophageal pH monitoring is performed if you are having problems with your upper digestive tract. It helps your doctor determine if stomach acid is entering the eso...  More
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Surgical Procedures for Hiatal Hernia

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Antireflux surgery is a type of surgery designed to treat and prevent symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD is a common chronic digestive disease...  More
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Belsey Operation- Esophagogastric Sphincter
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Hill-Allison operation
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Prescribed Medications for Hiatal Hernia

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RANITIDINE (ra NYE te deen) is a type of antihistamine that blocks the release of stomach acid. It is used to treat stomach or intestinal ulcers. It can relieve ulc...  More
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OMEPRAZOLE (oh ME pray zol) prevents the production of acid in the stomach. It is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), ulcers, certain bacteria in ...  More
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ESOMEPRAZOLE (es oh ME pray zol) prevents the production of acid in the stomach. It is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), ulcers, certain bacteri...  More
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RABEPRAZOLE (ra BE pray zole) prevents the production of acid in the stomach. It is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), certain ulcers, certain ba...  More
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LANSOPRAZOLE (lan SOE pra zole) prevents the production of acid in the stomach. It is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), ulcers, certain bacteria...  More
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PANTOPRAZOLE (pan TOE pra zole) prevents the production of acid in the stomach. It is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), inflammation of the esop...  More
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CIMETIDINE (sye MET i deen) is a type of antihistamine that blocks the release of stomach acid. It is used to treat stomach or intestinal ulcers. It can relieve ulc...  More
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FAMOTIDINE (fa MOE ti deen) is a type of antihistamine that blocks the release of stomach acid. It is used to treat stomach or intestinal ulcers. It can also reliev...  More
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CALCIUM CARBONATE (KAL see um KAR bon ate) is a calcium salt. It is used as an antacid to relieve the symptoms of indigestion and heartburn. It is also used to prev...  More
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SODIUM BICARBONATE (SOE dee um; bye KAR bon ate) is an antacid. It is used to treat acid indigestion and heartburn caused by too much acid in the stomach.  More
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NIZATIDINE (ni ZA ti deen) is a type of antihistamine that blocks the release of stomach acid. It is used to treat stomach pain and discomfort, and the heartburn fr...  More
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MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE (mag NEE zhum hye DROX ide) is a laxative. It is used to treat constipation.  More
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ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE (a LOO mi num hye DROX ide) is an antacid. It is used to relieve the symptoms of indigestion, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD),...  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Hiatal Hernia

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RANITIDINE (ra NYE te deen) is a type of antihistamine that blocks the release of stomach acid. It is used to treat stomach or intestinal ulcers. It can relieve ulc...  More
2.
OMEPRAZOLE (oh ME pray zol) prevents the production of acid in the stomach. It is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), ulcers, certain bacteria in ...  More
3.
CIMETIDINE (sye MET i deen) is a type of antihistamine that blocks the release of stomach acid. It is used to treat stomach or intestinal ulcers. It can relieve ulc...  More
4.
FAMOTIDINE (fa MOE ti deen) is a type of antihistamine that blocks the release of stomach acid. It is used to treat stomach or intestinal ulcers. It can also reliev...  More
5.
CALCIUM CARBONATE (KAL see um KAR bon ate) is a calcium salt. It is used as an antacid to relieve the symptoms of indigestion and heartburn. It is also used to prev...  More
6.
SODIUM BICARBONATE (SOE dee um; bye KAR bon ate) is an antacid. It is used to treat acid indigestion and heartburn caused by too much acid in the stomach.  More
7.
NIZATIDINE (ni ZA ti deen) is a type of antihistamine that blocks the release of stomach acid. It is used to treat stomach pain and discomfort, and the heartburn fr...  More
8.
MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE (mag NEE zhum hye DROX ide) is a laxative. It is used to treat constipation.  More
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ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE (a LOO mi num hye DROX ide) is an antacid. It is used to relieve the symptoms of indigestion, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD),...  More
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ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE; MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE (a LOO mi num hye DROX ide; mag NEE zee um hye DROX ide) is an antacid. It is used to relieve the symptoms of indigestion, h...  More
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Self Care for Hiatal Hernia

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Avoid Lying Down after Meals
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