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Everything You Need to Know About Hiatal Hernias

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Everything You Need to Know About Hiatal Hernias

Hiatal hernias are fairly commonplace in western society, especially for those over the age of 50. But what is a hiatal hernia? A hiatal hernia occurs when the top portion of your stomach pushes against your abdomen and chest through an opening in your diaphragm, called the hiatus. Below, we take a look at symptoms, causes, treatments, and how your doctor will work to diagnose hiatal hernias.

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