Hiatal Hernia occurs when the stomach bulges up into the chest through the opening in
Many people with hiatal hernia have no symptoms. Some may have heartburn
related to gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. One condition does
not seem to cause the other.
The cause of a
Hiatal Hernia is unknown. Increased pressure in the abdomen such as from pregnancy,
obesity, coughing, or straining during bowel movements may play a part
in the cause of