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A hiatal hernia is a condition in which the Upper part of your stomach bulges through an opening in your diaphragm. Your diaphragm is the thin muscle that separates your chest from your abdomen. Your diaphragm helps keep acid from coming up into your esophagus. When you have a hiatal hernia, it's easier for the acid to come up. This leaking of acid from your stomach into your esophagus is called GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). GERD may cause symptoms such as

  • Heartburn
  • Problems swallowing
  • A dry cough
  • Bad breath
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Breathing problems
  • The wearing away of your teeth

Often, the cause of a hiatal hernia is unknown. It may have to do with weakness in the surrounding muscles. Sometimes the cause is an injury or a birth defect. Your risk of getting a hiatal hernia goes up as you age; they are common in people over age 50. You are also at higher risk if you have obesity or smoke.

People usually find out that they have a hiatal hernia when they are getting tests for GERD, heartburn, chest pain, or abdominal pain. The tests may be a chest x-ray, an x-ray with a barium swallow, or an Upper endoscopy.

You don't need treatment if your hiatal hernia does not cause any symptoms or problems. If you do have symptoms, some lifestyle changes may help. They include eating small meals, avoiding certain foods, not smoking or drinking alcohol, and losing weight. Your health care provider may recommend antacids or other medicines. If these don't help, you may need surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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Fatigue (61)
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3rd day on augmentin and i'm getting chest pain didn't think it could be related and really bad nausea when I took it this morning. They don't list that as a side effect.

And it has blister now ,,,im afraid i dont know what to do,,,

Augmentin 625 ; ive been on it for 2 days,feeling sick and central chest pain [ like bad heartburn]

Augmentin 625: 2x a day I've been on it for 2 days. Experienced unexplained joint pains and swelling of my hands, feet & face. Can see flashes on my left eye on the 2nd day. Have also noticed that I always want to eat.

Buna imi poate spune si mie cineva ce contine augumentinu ca eu sunt alergica la amoxicilina

Can augmentine 625 mg twice daily for five days cause as a side effect Hyperthermia

Doctor had me take amoxicillin 500mg because of sinus infection. I toke 4x500mg for 10days. It cleared up the infection but I have had acute gout attacks for over a month. my feet/hands/wrists/knees have developed terrible pain to the point that I co

Due to elevated liver enzyme levels and an elevated ANA, my previous doctor gave me a diagnosis of autoimmune hepatitis. After reviewing my charts, my current doctor believes that it was an autoimmune response to 3 back-to-back courses of amoxicillin

Has anyone developed boday aches anda fever following only a second dose? I was perfectly fine,no fever just abronchial inflamation. feel horrible!

I am expericing a severe dried mouth and upper tract congestion. When I try to swallow my saliva it seems like something blocking the way. I am using <strong>Xalatan </strong>eye drops for the eye pressure treatment. But I have had stoma

63 yo man received Zostavax injection in the left upper arm 12/13/11. Developed painful blister on the right shoulder and pain at the right lower ribs 12/10/11.

I just had the infusion two days ago (1/19/10) and was surprised with the intensity of muscle pain the day after the treatment. My pain was localized to my rib cage, neck, shoulders and upper back. In addition I was very fatiqued...slept most of

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Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.