Are GERD and Hiatal Hernia Related?

Apr 26 08:01 2011 C.A. Perez Print This Article

There is a link between GERD and Hiatal Hernia. This short article explains the connection. And, how you can eliminate the painful symptoms.

Have you experienced a sharp pain just below your rib cage? GERD and hiatal hernia may be the cause. GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is often diagnosed as a symptom of hiatal hernia.

While doing some strenuous exercise,Guest Posting or perhaps you have a cold and start coughing, or you just have a plain old hardy laugh, from seemingly nowhere you feel the sharp cramping pain around the bottom of your rib cage piercing up into the rib cage. Sometimes, after eating a big spicy meal, you feel the cramping around the rib cage.

It feels like someone is poking you with a blunt metal rod. You may think you are having a heart attack. Nothing seems to stop the pain. You try pushing it down by inhaling and holding your breath and pushing down with your upper body muscles to no avail.
You try twisting, bending, blowing and massaging to relieve the pain. Still, it doesn't go away. Eventually, the pain lessens. You may have a hiatal hernia.

Heavy exercise or overeating can exert pressure that causes the stomach to push through the esophageal opening, the hiatus, resulting in a hiatal hernia.

Is it possible to cure this painful condition? Yes, it is possible.

You can permanently cure these conditions. You can enhance your digestive and intestinal health, achieve lasting freedom from most digestive disorders, and get a peaceful night's sleep.

You can achieve a lasting cure holistically without expensive drugs and risky surgery. You should always consult your family physician, but you should also make it a point to get a second opinion especially if it involves intrusive surgery.

What is the link between GERD and hiatal hernia?

This condition occurs in one of two ways or both. It can occur when the stomach pushes up through the opening in the diaphragm (the hiatus); or, when the valve in the esophagus, the LES (lower esophageal sphincter), fails.

If the LES (lower esophageal sphincter) fails or is weak because of smoking or obesity, the protrusion of the stomach into the esophagus is a hiatal hernia.

The stomach's lining is equipped to withstand the hydrochloric juices found in the stomach. The esophagus' lining is not. The gastric juices irritate the esophagus lining and result in heartburn, acid reflux or GERD.

Can hiatal hernia be cured?

If severe, it could require surgery. Most often hiatal hernias are not that pronounced and will not require surgery. You can get permanent and immediate relief from heartburn, acid reflux and regurgitation. Although antacids and drugs may provide temporary relief, they are not permanent cures.

There is a holistic permanent solution.

Now you can get a peaceful night's sleep without pain. You can save thousands of dollars in expensive prescriptions. You can cure this dreadful condition naturally and holistically.

There is a 100% guaranteed, clinically researched system backed by 35000+ hours of nutritional expertise for eliminating acid reflux for good. Would that interest you? I am sure it would.

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