Hiatal Hernia (Stomach Hernia)

About- A hiatal hernia also known as stomach hernia is a serious medical condition that occurs when the upper part of the stomach pushes up through the diaphragm (the large muscle that lies between the abdomen and chest) and into the chest region.
 
Symptoms-
hiatal hernia Abdominal bloating
hiatal hernia Abdominal pain
hiatal hernia Acid reflux
hiatal hernia Bad breath
hiatal hernia Burping
hiatal hernia Chest pain
hiatal hernia Difficulty swallowing
hiatal hernia Food regurgitation
hiatal hernia Heartburn
hiatal hernia Passing of black stools
hiatal hernia Shortness of breath
hiatal hernia Vomiting of blood
 
Causes-
The exact cause of this disease is not clearly understood always. Some probable reasons are
hiatal hernia Injury or other damage to the muscle tissue
hiatal hernia Pressure on the stomach muscle such as while coughing, vomiting, straining during a bowel movement, exercising or lifting heavy objects
hiatal hernia Age-related diaphragm changes
hiatal hernia Being born with an unusually large hiatus
 
Risk Factors
hiatal hernia Aging
hiatal hernia Obesity
hiatal hernia Smoking
 
Specialists to visit
Gastroenterologist Gastroenterologist
Gastroenterologist General Physician
Gastroenterologist General Surgeon

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References
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.nhs.uk
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.medicinenet.com
https://my.clevelandclinic.org
https://www.health.harvard.edu
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com

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