If you’ve been recently diagnosed with or suspect you may have a hiatal hernia, you may be surprised to know that there are two types of hiatal hernias you may suffer from. Below, we take a look at the difference between these two types: paraesophageal and sliding hernias, and also discuss hiatal hernia treatment.
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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.