Hiatal Hernia

How Hiatal Hernias Are Diagnosed

How Hiatal Hernias Are Diagnosed

If a hiatal hernia is suspected, there are tests your doctor can use to confirm the diagnosis, including barium X-rays, upper GI endoscopy, and manometry. Since most hiatal hernias do not cause any symptoms, they will usually be discovered...

Most Recent

Hiatal Hernia

A hiatal hernia occurs when the stomach pushes through the diaphragm muscle. Reviewed by a board-certified gastroenterologist.

Most Recent

Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Complications

A paraesophageal hernia is the less common type of a hiatal hernia and often has no symptoms. It can require emergency surgery. A paraesophageal hernia is the less common of the two types of hiatal hernia. It occurs when the upper part of...

Most Recent

What Is a Hernia?

A hernia is when organs push through a weak area of muscle. Hernias commonly occur in the abdomen, chest, and groin. Some require surgery to fix. A hernia occurs when organs push through weak areas of muscle surrounding the body cavities where they...

Most Recent

Causes and Risk Factors of Hiatal Hernia

The cause of a hiatal hernia is not clear, but several risk factors increase your chances of having one, including obesity, smoking, straining, and more. A hiatal hernia is caused by weakness of the muscles of the diaphragm. Most of the time, it is...

Most Recent

What to Eat When You Have a Hiatal Hernia

Find out what the research says about which foods to eat and which to restrict to alleviate the primary symptom of a hiatal hernia. A hiatal hernia is a condition that involves the upper part of the stomach abnormally protruding though the hiatus...

  • 1
Top