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

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Treatments taken by people with hiatal hernia

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

(Prilosec)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
37
Tried for
hiatal hernia (37)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
18
Tried for
Pain (16) Depressed mood (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Prevacid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
Tried for
hiatal hernia (17)
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Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
Anxious mood (13)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
Pain (13)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
Anxious mood (11) Fatigue (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Protonix)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
hiatal hernia (11)
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Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
Pain (9)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
Insomnia (6) Pain (6)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

(Prilosec)
Perceived effectiveness
for hiatal hernia (15 evaluations)
Side effects
Calcium deficiency Drug induced psychosis 4 more
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
hiatal hernia (37)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Balance problems 8 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
Pain (16) Depressed mood (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Prevacid)
Perceived effectiveness
for hiatal hernia (12 evaluations)
Side effects
Hoarseness Numbness in feet 3 more
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
hiatal hernia (17)
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Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (13)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Cold sweat Dizziness and feeling faint 3 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (13)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (9 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Drowsy in a.m. 4 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
Anxious mood (11) Fatigue (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Protonix)
Perceived effectiveness
for hiatal hernia (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
hiatal hernia (11)
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Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (9)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Exhaustion
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Insomnia (6) Pain (6)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Perceived effectiveness
for hiatal hernia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Numbness in feet Numbness in hands 2 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
hiatal hernia (9)
  • 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 2
20s 41
30s 111
40s 238
50s 257
60s 169
70+ 49
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 57
20-29 years 89
30-39 years 121
40-49 years 93
50-59 years 54
60-69 years 14
70+ years 2

Sex

Distribution of sex

84% Female
16% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 581
Not Diagnosed 12

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