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
21
Tried for
hiatal hernia (21)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)

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 (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
hiatal hernia (21)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (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)

(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 (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
depressed mood (4) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (4)
  • 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 35
30s 145
40s 273
50s 347
60s 278
70+ 111
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 69
20-29 years 106
30-39 years 135
40-49 years 114
50-59 years 63
60-69 years 19
70+ years 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 200
Female 997

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 738
Not Diagnosed 13

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