In a hiatus hernia, a part of the stomach pushes up through a hole in the diaphragm, which is the muscle that separates the chest from the abdomen. Find out more about hiatus hernia.
If a hernia is small, or not causing any problems, then your doctor may decide to wait and see what happens. But if it’s large, or causing pain, surgery will be recommended. Learn more about hernia treatments.
If you think you or someone in your care may have a hernia, it’s important to see a doctor to discuss treatment options. Here are common hernia symptoms to look out for if you’re at risk.
What causes GORD (reflux)?
Most cases of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) are caused by a problem with the lower oesophageal sphincter (LOS). Find out the causes of GORD.
Hernias are generally more common in obese people and pregnant women, or in people who cough a lot or suffer from chronic constipation. Learn more about hernias.