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I have a type 3 hiatal hernia and surgery is being

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I have a type 3 hiatal hernia and surgery is being recommended. I am 83 years of age and otherwise in good health.mmyour thoughts?
JA: How long have you had hiatal hernia? Have you used any medication for it?
Customer: Don't know. Complained of shortness of breath last May. Been to cardiologist, pulmonarologist, E E N doctor and surgeon. No meds.
JA: Have you used anything else for this?
Customer: I am n night time oxygen because of breathing issue.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Like what?

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

how bad are your symptoms from it?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Bad enough I complained if shortness of breath and am on night time oxygen
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
No

then if you are in good shape I would do it

it is impacting your quality of life and you might live another 20 years!

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I am concerned that anesthesia triggers dementia in the elderly

That is a legitimate concern

it doesn't necessarily trigger it

but if you have mild underlying dementia it can make it worse

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
No dementia that I am aware of, I'm still working at a clerical job

if you are working, using the computer at a high level and healthy, then I would say your risk of dementia is exceedingly low

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Thank you.

welcome :)

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