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
35
Tried for
hiatal hernia (35)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
pain (14) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Prevacid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
hiatal hernia (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Protonix)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
hiatal hernia (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
pain (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
anxious mood (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
hiatal hernia (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
pain (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
anxious mood (8) stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
pain (8)

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 (11 evaluations)
Side effects
decreased appetite drug induced psychosis 3 more
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
hiatal hernia (35)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness balance problems 9 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
pain (14) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Prevacid)
Perceived effectiveness
for hiatal hernia (4 evaluations)
Side effects
hoarseness numbness in feet 3 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
hiatal hernia (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Protonix)
Perceived effectiveness
for hiatal hernia (7 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
hiatal hernia (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
cold sweat dizziness and feeling faint 2 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
tiredness
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
anxious mood (9)
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 (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue low blood pressure (hypotension) and chest pain 1 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pain (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness dry mouth 1 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
anxious mood (8) stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (8)
  • 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 42
30s 128
40s 270
50s 308
60s 217
70+ 67
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 64
20-29 years 97
30-39 years 132
40-49 years 103
50-59 years 56
60-69 years 15
70+ years 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 165
Female 871

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 676
Not Diagnosed 12

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