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