Hiatal Hernia

A hiatal hernia is when the upper part of the stomach moves from the abdomen to the thorax above the diaphragm muscle.

This means that the acidic content of the stomach can easily go up into the oesophagus, leading to a chemical irritation known as oesophagitis.

This condition affects approximately 20% of the population, although knowing exactly how many people suffer from it is difficult because some of them do not present any symptoms at all. Those that experience symptoms usually suffer from acidity, abdominal discomfort, difficulty swallowing, bad breath or a dry cough.

Hèrnia hiatal Vall d'Hebron
Authorship: Vall d'Hebron
Creation date: 17.12.2021, 10:03
Modification date: 31.01.2022, 13:43
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