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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It is therefore vitally important that physicians who assess patients with IDA are cognisant of the correlation with hiatus hernia, particularly in the absence of erosive pathology at endoscopy.
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.
In the old days people with hiatus hernias were told to eat bland or milky diets and to sleep with the head of their beds raised to stop acid flowing back into the gullet.