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:
occasional runny nose
history of adult allergies
severe tongue swelling
increased emotional instability
being easily irritated
major joint pain/swelling/stiffness
caffeinated soft drink consumption
very cloudy urine
being highly lethargic
... and more than 20 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
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
Have you had a Hiatal Hernia?
→ 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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