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Do you have the symptoms of acid reflux ? retro sternal burning ?
What test have been done so far ?
Have you seen a gastroenterologist so far?
Well usually small haitus hernia are usually don't require any surgical correction and as said by the doctor it may not be significant .
A hiatal hernia by itself rarely causes symptoms and pain and discomfort are usually due to the reflux of gastric acid, air, or bile.
But presence of acid reflux symptoms you need to be prescribed usual medicines for reflux and general measures may be taken for reflux like following a proper diet for acid reflux
Raising the head end of the bed .
Avoid any spicy food.
Eat smaller meals.
Don't lie down soon after a meal .
Avoid smoking if you smoke .
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