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Hiatus hernia


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

You can ease the symptoms of a hiatus hernia by eating smaller meals, losing weight and avoiding certain triggers.

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.

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

Page last reviewed: 07/05/2024
Next review due: 07/05/2027