Hiatus hernia is a condition that arises when part of the abdomen bulges up into the chest through the diaphragm — the muscle that separates the abdomen and chest. The diaphragm has a small opening known as hiatus through which the esophagus passes before connecting to your stomach. In this condition, the belly pushes up through the hiatus into your chest.
In the case of a small hiatal hernia, the consequences aren’t severe and often go unnoticed. You may never know about it unless your doctor discovers it during a regular check-up or for another condition. However, a large hiatal hernia can lead to blockages in the esophagus, ultimately giving rise to heartburn. Home remedies or medications can usually help reduce these symptoms. In the case of extreme pain, a person might need to go through surgery.
Many people with hiatus hernia may never have any symptoms unless they go a full body check-up. Others may experience the following symptoms:
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Stomach wall is wrapped around lower end of esophagus to increase lower esophageal pressure & reduces symptoms of Acid reflux.
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