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
27
Tried for
hiatal hernia (27)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
fatigue (4) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
depressed mood (4) anxious mood (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
anxious mood (5)

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
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
hiatal hernia (27)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
weight gain
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
tiredness upset stomach
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pain (6)
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 (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (6 evaluations)
Side effects
frequent urination hyperactivity 2 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
fatigue (4) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
anxious mood
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (4) anxious mood (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
  • 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 39
30s 144
40s 275
50s 350
60s 275
70+ 101
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 69
20-29 years 106
30-39 years 136
40-49 years 113
50-59 years 63
60-69 years 18
70+ years 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 197
Female 995

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 736
Not Diagnosed 13

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