Hiatus herniaOverview


A hiatus hernia is a problem affecting the stomach. It can cause stomach acid to travel up to your throat.


Symptoms of hiatus hernia include a burning feeling in your chest (heartburn), burping and feeling sick.


Treatments for a hiatus hernia include taking antacids, eating smaller portions and losing weight. You may need surgery if it does not get better.


It's not clear what causes a hiatus hernia. It's more common if you're over 50, pregnant or overweight.

Page last reviewed: 16/01/2018
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