Pregnant women are also at increased risk for developing a hiatal hernia. Diagnosis of Hiatal Hernia The procedures used to diagnose a hiatal hernia are barium X-ray of the upper digestive tract and endoscopy. A barium X-ray involves drinking a chalky liquid containing barium that coats the upper digestive tract. The barium enhances the view of the esophagus, stomach, and the upper part of the small intestine on the X-ray. An endoscopy involves using a scope to see inside the digestive tract. During the endoscopy a thin, flexible tube equipped with a light and video camera is passed down the throat and into the esophagus and stomach to look for inflammation.
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Use natural remedies for a hiatal hernia
*Eat a healthy diet and most of all, do not overeat. To relieve or eliminate symptoms of acid reflux/Gerd: *Mix one tablespoon of raw apple cider vinegar in an 8 oz glass of water and sip during meals. *Take probiotics to keep the beneficial bacteria in your intestines thriving. *Digestive enzymes will help proper digestion. Herbs that will help ease the symptoms of acid reflux/GERD are the following: *Slippery Elm Tea is a very effective remedy.
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Complications of Hiatal Hernia Surgery
She specializes in scientific journalism and medical and technical writing. Her work has appeared in various online publications. Uddin earned her Master of Science in integrated biomedical sciences with an emphasis in molecular and cellular biochemistry from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Photo Credit surgeon image by Elena Vdovina from Fotolia.com A hiatial or hiatus hernia occurs when the stomach protrudes through a weakened portion of the diaphragm, a large muscle that separates the abdominal and chest cavities. Patients who develop gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, or have a strangulated hiatal hernia may require surgical treatment, according to the Cleveland Clinic. Before undergoing surgery, patients should discuss the potential complications of hiatal hernia surgery with a medical professional. Difficulty Burping or Vomiting Hiatal hernia surgery can cause burping or vomiting complications in patients.
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