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Apr 05

GERD and Hiatal Hernia

Anatomical abnormalities such as a hiatal hernia may also contribute to GERD. A hiatal hernia occurs when the upper part of the stomach and the LES move above the diaphragm (the muscle wall that separates the stomach from the chest).

Normally, the diaphragm helps the LES keep acid from rising up into the esophagus, but because a hiatal hernia can cause the LES to malfunction, acid reflux can occur more easily. A hiatal hernia can occur in people of any age and is most often a normal finding in otherwise healthy people over age 50. However, most of the time, a hiatal hernia produces no symptoms.

If you would like more complete GERD assessment, then please click on the link below.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease - GERD Assessment

If you would like a comprehensive medical screening, then please click on the link below.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Screening Online

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