hiatus hernia

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hiatus hernia

, hiatal hernia
protrusion of part of the stomach through the diaphragm at the oesophageal opening

hiatus hernia

[hī′ād·əs ′hər·nē·ə]
(medicine)
Hernia through the esophageal hiatus, usually of a portion of the stomach.
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Although IDA is a recognised complication of hiatus hernia, there are few published data regarding the incidence and outcome of severe, transfusion-dependent IDA in patients with PH (as opposed to mild anaemia not requiring treatment).
This is because hiatus hernia surgery requires disruption of the peritoneum and an extent of mediastinal dissection.
A HIATUS hernias can be greatly helped with Galeopsis, at a dose of 15 drops, twice a day.
Allen also pointed out that she and many of her colleagues have observed similar symptoms in their female patients after childbirth, which often causes temporary hiatus hernias, aggravated whenever the patient attempts to get back into too-tight clothing after delivery.
Hiatus hernias rarely cause significant problems other than to weaken the valve at the top of the stomach.