Patient Comments: Hiatal Hernia - Lifestyle Changes


What lifestyle changes have you made that have improved symptoms of hiatal hernia? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Nancy, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 12

Recently I had an endoscopy done and was diagnosed with hiatal hernia and severe gastritis. I am taking Nexium and Neutraflux, sleeping with extra pillows and avoiding spicy/greasy foods. I have my last meal at least 3 hours before bedtime.

Comment from: Jocooper, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: July 31

I find that I'm lactose intolerant. I cannot eat spicy foods because of hiatal hernia. I love both.

Comment from: esined, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 12

I have been diagnosed with a hiatal hernia. I recently gained a few pounds, and that's when it got worse. I had to change my diet. No citrus, chocolate, caffeine, tomato or spicy foods. Some over-the-counter medications have caffeine in them, such as Excedrin. So I cut out some of these products and I felt better. Oh, and I do not eat or drink three hours before going to bed. I use extra pillows when sleeping.

Comment from: lily, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 12

I had my first endoscopy today after having heartburn for years. Diagnosed with hiatal hernia, GERDS, and gastritis. I take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar every night mixed in a few tablespoons of water. No heartburn, works like a charm. GI doctor told me this is good to do and he also proscribed a med in the Prilosec family that hopefully I will be able to tolerate as Prilosec makes me feel like somebody punched me in stomach. I too, alka seltzer for years and wonder did the aspirin in it cause my gastritis. Doctor said don't take alka seltzer, it causes ulcers.


Bowel regularity means a bowel movement every day. See Answer