- June 20, 2016
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Hiatus hernia is the protrusion of a portion of the stomach into the thoracic (chest) cavity due to a weakening or rupture of the diaphragm. The protrusion and compression of the stomach causes a range of gastrointestinal symptoms.
Physical exertion and strain (similar factors that can contribute to an inguinal hernia)
Chronic respiratory disorders with persistent coughing
Surgical procedures affecting the diaphragm
Pain or discomfort after eating
Sensation of ‘fullness’ after little meals
Acidic taste in mouth
Tenderness in the upper left quadrant of the abdomen.
An x-ray is a useful tool in diagnosing the disease condition.
Diet and Remedies in Hiatus Hernia
Do away with any carbonated drinks which are capable of expanding the stomach cavity thereby aggravating the pain and discomfort of a hiatal hernia. Acidic foods and caffeinated drinks may also aggravate your hiatus hernia. Also, foods that may aggravate GERD and bloating should be avoided.