Hiatal hernias are usually treated only when there are symptoms. When GERD is present, the following measures may help:
For people who are obese, losing weight may relieve symptoms.
Avoid foods that can relax the muscle that controls the opening between the esophagus and the stomach including:
Avoid foods and beverages that can irritate the internal lining of the esophagus, such as:
To minimize acid reflux:
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