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Hiatus Hernia Symptoms
What exactly is a hiatal hernia (also known as a hiatus hernia)?
The wall of the diaphragm is made of muscle and separates your chest cavity from your abdomen. The esophagus – the tube down which you swallow food and liquids – enters your stomach through a hole in the diaphragm called the hiatus. As you might expect, a hiatal hernia occurs when the muscles which surround this hole lose their normal strength, permitting the upper part of your stomach to move up through the diaphragm and enter the chest cavity. Often it’s not clear why this happens, but part of the reason may be pressure on your stomach; this is thought to contribute to the appearance of such a hernia.
In fact, there are several possible causes, including: injury to the area natural weakness of the msucles in the area having an unusually large hiatus pressure and strain on the muscles of the area caused by persistent coughing, vomiting, straining on the toilet, or lifting heavy objects.
Most small hiatal hernias don’t show any signs or symptoms. Large hiatal hernias can cause heartburn, belching, nausea, acid reflux, and chest pain. Note that hiatal hernia is most common in people over 50 who are overweight. Another risk factor is being a smoker.
Do I need to see a doctor?
Obviously you should see a doctor if you have persistent worrying symptoms. Start with your family doctor or general practitioner. And if he diagnoses a hatus hernia, but it doesn’t respond to treatment, ask to see a gastroenterologist. Whenever you see a doctor, be prepared: make a note of symptoms you’re experiencing, whether or not you think they are hiatal hernia related. Also, make a note of key events or changes in your life that may be related to your symptoms. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, and make sure you understand what is being said.
If you have a hiatal hernia, some basic questions are: What might have caused this hiatal hernia? Will I need treatment? Do I need more tests to confirm the diagnosis? What treatment is available? What are the benefits and risks of each option? What else do I need to do? (e.g. lifestyle changes).
A hiatal hernia may be found during some other procedure, but is usually discovered when a doctor investigates the cause of heartburn, acid reflux, and chest or upper abdominal pain.
Diagnostic methods include various tests to confirm the presence of a hiatal hernia X-rays of the digestive tract.
1) Patients usually have a barium X-ray – which means you drink a liquid containing barium, a compound that does not transmit X rays. It coats your esophagus, and gives a silhouette of your esophagus and stomach on an X ray pictures, which will show if you have a hiatus hernia.
2) An endoscopy exam involves your doctor passing a thin tube equipped with a light and telescopic camera into your esophagus and stomach to check for inflammation – he or she can literally see the hernia if one is present.