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, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) 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
33
Tried for
hiatal hernia (33)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Prevacid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
hiatal hernia (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
anxious mood (11)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
anxious mood (9) stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
anxious mood (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
drug induced psychosis feet tingling 3 more
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
hiatal hernia (33)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (8 evaluations)
Side effects
balance problems brain fog 9 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
pain (16) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Prevacid)
Perceived effectiveness
for hiatal hernia (5 evaluations)
Side effects
hoarseness numbness in feet 3 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
hiatal hernia (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness tiredness
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
anxious mood (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Protonix)
Perceived effectiveness
for hiatal hernia (7 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
hiatal hernia (11)
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 (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (8 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness dry mouth 2 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
anxious mood (9) stress (1)
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)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness nausea 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (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 40
30s 117
40s 253
50s 279
60s 188
70+ 54
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 59
20-29 years 91
30-39 years 129
40-49 years 98
50-59 years 55
60-69 years 14
70+ years 2

Sex

Distribution of sex

84% Female
16% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 598
Not Diagnosed 12

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