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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. This is an article about FODMAP and some other diet tips: https://irritablebowelsyndrome.net/food/low-fodmap-diet-should-not-followed-forever.

    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

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