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who on this site has a Hiatal Hernia

I think the two go hand in hand perhaps? I found out I have a Hiatal Hernia...the area between my chest bones are in pain, its hard to breathe and the stomach protrudes up through the diaphragm which in turn can cause gastric issues? UGG
I am also following the Low FODMAPS diet, in particular doing my best to eliminate white flour? Other suggestions? thoughts? etc?
I am wondering if it is worth talking to the third GASTRO doctor that doesn't seem to know much or help much?

  1. Thanks for sharing and reaching out. Here's a great article from one of our contributors that may be helpful: https://irritablebowelsyndrome.net/living/hernia. Have you noticed any improvement with following the low FODMAP diet? It's not meant to be followed long-term but it can really help with symptoms initially.

    If you aren't feeling heard or feeling better, be sure to reach out to your doctor. If it continues, it may be helpful to seek out that additional specialist's opinion. Wishing you answers and real relief very soon. Appreciate you being part of our community. Best, Kelly, Irritablebowelsyndrome.net Team Member

    1. I had hiatal hernia repair in 2016, it helped me alot on the Gerd issue. They repaired the hernia and did a TIF operation to fix the valve. Basically it created a new valve. I've had ibs since my 20s so probably 20 years before that hernia operation so I didn't see any difference before and after although my ibs has gotten worse over the years. Recently I've been diagnosed with low vitamin D and since taking vit d it has helped my ibs-d and now I get occasional constipation but not to bad. Hope this helps.

      1. Thank you so much for sharing your experience. I'm glad that vitamin D has helped your IBS!
        We have a couple of articles about vitamin D and IBS here: https://irritablebowelsyndrome.net/living/vitamin-d-ease-symptoms, here: https://irritablebowelsyndrome.net/living/vitamin-d-deficiency and here: https://irritablebowelsyndrome.net/living/vitamin-d-symptoms, in case anyone is interested.
        All the best, Karina (team member)

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