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Hiatal Hernia Help

Commented on February 17, 2015
Created August 01, 2012 at 7:47 PM

So I thought it was acid reflux but turns out it's a hiatal hernia. Small but present. Does anyone have any expertise in this area? What causes them and what can be done to natually heal it? Do certain exercises (like ab work) make it worse? I may sound like a moron here but I am asking to learn.

I DO understand that I need to treat my diet as if I had GERD and the Dr RX'd me Dexalant which I'm reluctant to take.

Thanks...

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on October 25, 2012
at 08:48 AM

+1 thx for the links

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on October 22, 2012
at 10:40 PM

seems like the odds are against us, from wiki, "Incidence of hiatal hernias increases with age; approximately 60% of individuals aged 50 or older have a hiatal hernia." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiatus_hernia#Epidemiology

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on October 08, 2012
at 09:28 PM

and lay on your left side!

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on August 02, 2012
at 12:58 PM

If you are 2.5 months out -- and there was no damage found -- and your doctor is prescribing Dexilant -- You NEED a new doctor ASAP!!!

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on August 02, 2012
at 12:04 PM

Thanks. I did try HCL therapy for a while becuase we assumed it was GERD. HCL made it worse but then again, it was a hernia. Familiar spots but different animal.

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on August 02, 2012
at 12:03 PM

Thanks..I changed my diet 2.5 months ago to cut all gluten and dairy, no citrus, tomatoes or spicy food. They didn't find much damage but I appreciate the feedback on the drug.

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on October 08, 2012
at 06:15 PM

I was diagnosed with GERD but had no symptoms, the GI just said I "probably had it" and put me on a PPI which was terrible. I did have a small sliding hiatal hernia, which was discovered during a scoping. I did tons of research, and there are articles on how to adjust a hiatal hernia, but I never tried it myself. I found a chiro who is about an hour north of NYC who specializes in adjusting hiatal hernias. I was desperate to try anything, so I did, and it resolved all of my issues after 6 sessions or so and this was proven after a second scoping and a barium swallow test. I also lost some weight during this time which both doctors agreed must have helped.

These aren't from my Dr., but helpful websites. I had anxiety and heart palpitations that went away after treatment (and after some magnesium supplementation - so who knows).

http://www.drdahlman.com/hiatal-hernia-massage.shtml

http://www.healthnowmedical.com/blog/2012/01/27/hiatal-hernia-chiropractic-can-help/

I don't know if it would work for everyone, but it definitely worked for me. I go in about every 8 weeks for "maintenance" and peace of mind, though my symptoms are all gone. Not on any drugs or PPIs.

As DIY suggested, a lot of people recommend wedge pillows for GERD or hiatal hernias.

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on February 17, 2015
at 06:46 PM

can you recommend your doctor in NY?

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on October 25, 2012
at 08:48 AM

+1 thx for the links

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on October 08, 2012
at 09:29 PM

I was able to cut my GERD medicine in half by supplementing with organic inner filet aloe vera gel mixed in with some juice or water whenever I had a trigger exposure (spicy, acidic or heavy booze). You can get the aloe gel at almost any health food store. Affordable too!

Its gross texturally, but it really does make a difference.

My doc also recommended eating a carrot before bed as it will help absorb the excess acid.

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on October 08, 2012
at 05:45 PM

mom had one...has one. prop your bed up at the head by an inch or two, just so you're not lying flat. helps a lot she said.

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on October 08, 2012
at 09:28 PM

and lay on your left side!

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on August 01, 2012
at 11:37 PM

I found the book "Why Stomach Acid is Good For You," to be very helpful. The author discusses GERD, gives protocols for healing as well. by Jonathan Wright

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on August 02, 2012
at 12:04 PM

Thanks. I did try HCL therapy for a while becuase we assumed it was GERD. HCL made it worse but then again, it was a hernia. Familiar spots but different animal.

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on August 01, 2012
at 11:32 PM

Dexilant is a fabulous drug if you really have GERD. Changing your diet is the most important step, but Dexilant is still necessary to allow your throat to heal from all the damage of the acid. Typically a week to 10 days is all that is necessary to get you back to a place where you don't need meds anymore and an appropriate diet can keep GERD in check after that point.

014e7a87621b34bead8645fde586f6cd

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on August 02, 2012
at 12:03 PM

Thanks..I changed my diet 2.5 months ago to cut all gluten and dairy, no citrus, tomatoes or spicy food. They didn't find much damage but I appreciate the feedback on the drug.

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on August 02, 2012
at 12:58 PM

If you are 2.5 months out -- and there was no damage found -- and your doctor is prescribing Dexilant -- You NEED a new doctor ASAP!!!

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