Hiatal Hernia

What Causes Hiatal Hernia?

In order to hopefully treat and prevent recurrence of hiatal hernia we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors.  We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow hiatal hernia to develop?"

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Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind hiatal hernia consists of three steps:

Step 1: List the Possible Causative Factors

Identify all disease conditions, lifestyle choices and environmental risk factors that can lead to hiatal hernia.  For example, dehydration.

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

Identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
dry eyes
severe vision disturbances
tongue swelling
occasional runny nose
high diastolic blood pressure
weak appetite
infrequent daytime urination
regular unexplained nausea
minor hallucinations
sciatica
asthma
high caffeinated soda consumption
... and more than 30 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of hiatal hernia.

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

If you indicate digestive problems, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
Have you had a Hiatal Hernia?
Possible responses:
→ Never had one / don't know
→ Probably had one/minor episode(s) now resolved
→ Major episode(s) now resolved
→ Current minor problem
→ Current major problem
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either history of hiatal hernias or hiatal hernia, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as Dehydration.
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