Hiatus Hernia Treatment in Dubai, UAE
A Hiatus Hernia is a type of hernia which occurs inside body & in this the stomach partially pushes up into the chest by squeezing through an opening(hiatus) in the diaphragm. A diaphragm is a thin, large sheet of muscle separating the chest from the abdomen.
A Hiatus Hernia allows stomach contents, particularly stomach acid, to move up into the esophagus. This normally causes heartburn and other associated problems. Hiatus Hernia needs surgical treatment(laparoscopically) especially it causes chronic heartburn. You should seek proper treatment for it in Hernia Surgery center, Dubai.
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Reasons to have Hiatus Hernia
A Hiatus Hernia is mainly caused due to weakened muscle tissue which your stomach to push up through your diaphragm. The other causes of Hiatus Hernia are:
- Age-related changes or any injury in your diaphragm
- Being born with a hiatus hernia.
- Persistent pressure on the muscles of the stomach or abdomen while coughing, bending, vomiting, straining during a bowel movement, exercising or lifting heavy objects.
- This condition can affect anyone, but it is more common in the people over fifties, smokers, and people who are overweight/obesity or pregnant
Hiatus Hernia Symptoms
Small Hiatal hernias show no symptoms. But symptoms of larger Hiatal hernias are:
- Splashing up of food or liquids into the mouth
- Back flow of stomach acid into the esophagus
- Difficulty swallowing
- Chest or abdominal pain
- Shortness of breath/ chronic cough
- Vomiting of blood
- Symptoms of Asthma/Croaky voice
- Black stools which indicate gastrointestinal bleeding
If not treated it can lead to
A Hiatus Hernia may also cause a feeling of food trapping in the esophagus, or fullness after eating a small amount of food.
In some people in whom a large portion of the stomach is trapped in the chest, eating a large meal may cause breathlessness, irregular heartbeat, as the enlarged stomach puts pressure on the lungs or heart.
A Hiatus Hernia can lead to acid reflux into your esophagus, causing heartburn. The acid reflux can also lead to ulcers or even blood vomit.
The Hiatus Hernia also increases the risk of Barrett esophagus cancer.
If the condition gets beyond control you should go for hernia surgery in hernia surgery center, Dubai.
Hiatus Hernia Treatment
The various methods of treatment aim acid reflux cure, which prevents acids from flowing back into the esophagus by either preventing reflux into the esophagus or by reducing the amount of stomach acid produced.
Following a healthy lifestyle may help them. Those people who are suffering from hiatal hernia should avoid alcohol, caffeinated drinks, chocolate, and foods that increase the production of acid. Take smaller means and foods which are fiber-rich.
The hernia surgery doctor in Dubai first tries to treat it with medications as medications can usually relieve its symptoms. But if these treatments fail, it might require surgery.
The abdominal hernia surgery in Dubai is done as laparoscopy. In this surgery doctors make three to four small incisions into the abdomen, then the doctor will use a laparoscope which will guide him & during the procedure, the stomach is placed into the correct position and the diaphragm is tightened.
How to make sure you have Hiatus Hernia?
A hiatal hernia is determined through a few tests. These tests or procedures include:
- Barium swallow – A contrast (barium) solution is given to the patient that coats and fills the inside lining of your digestive tract. This helps your doctor to see your esophagus, stomach, and upper intestine in x-ray
- Endoscopy- Your doctor under IV sedation inserts a endoscope which is a thin, flexible tube fitted with a light and camera, down your throat, to examine the inside of your esophagus and stomach to confirm & check for any inflammation/ complications.
- Esophageal manometry – It is done to measure the motility in your esophagus when you swallow.
After Surgery – Recovery
Most people do not experience much pain after laparoscopic surgery, but they may feel discomfort in their abdomen and chest sometimes may feel difficulty in swallowing for few days post laparoscopy. As this procedure requires a minimum invasion, there are not many risks involved. A person may go home the same day or next day morning. Most people can return to their regular diet after a month of surgery& stop heartburn medications.