A hiatal hernia occurs when part of the stomach pushes through the muscles of the diaphragm. Here’s how you develop one and what you can do about it. Read more: How Do You Get a Hiatal Hernia? Article
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Hiatal hernia is a condition in which a thin membrane of tissue connects the esophagus with the diaphragm becomes week, and a portion of the stomach slides up into the esophagus. Causes include obesity, pregnancy, straining during a bowel movement, aging, and ascites. There are generally no symptoms of a hiatal hernia, and it is discovered during another medical procedure to test for GERD, or other swallowing problems.
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A hernia appears when a part of tissue or organ bulges through a weak point in the body. There are various types of hernia occurring in different parts of the body. The signs, symptoms, and complications vary with each type of hernia and the severity of the hernia.
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