Hiatal hernia

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What is hiatal hernia?

Hiatal hernia is a condition in which a portion of the stomach protrudes upward into the chest, through an opening in the diaphragm.

Common symptoms reported by people with hiatal hernia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with hiatal hernia

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Prilosec)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
29
Tried for
hiatal hernia (29)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
pain (13) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
pain (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Prevacid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
hiatal hernia (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
anxious mood (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
hiatal hernia (6)

Data from patients with hiatal hernia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with hiatal hernia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Prilosec)
Perceived effectiveness
for hiatal hernia (10 evaluations)
Side effects
feet tingling stiffness/spasticity
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
hiatal hernia (29)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
brain fog problems concentrating 3 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pain (13) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Prevacid)
Perceived effectiveness
for hiatal hernia (4 evaluations)
Side effects
hoarseness numbness in feet 3 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
hiatal hernia (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue low blood pressure (hypotension) and chest pain
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
tiredness upset stomach
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
tiredness
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Perceived effectiveness
for hiatal hernia (3 evaluations)
Side effects
numbness in feet numbness in hands 2 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
hiatal hernia (6)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with hiatal hernia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has hiatal hernia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 41
30s 141
40s 281
50s 325
60s 250
70+ 84
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 65
20-29 years 103
30-39 years 134
40-49 years 110
50-59 years 60
60-69 years 16
70+ years 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 184
Female 945

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 715
Not Diagnosed 12

These charts show data from hiatal hernia patients who have completed their condition history
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