Prognosis of Hiatal hernia


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About prognosis: The 'prognosis' of Hiatal hernia usually refers to the likely outcome of Hiatal hernia. The prognosis of Hiatal hernia may include the duration of Hiatal hernia, chances of complications of Hiatal hernia, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Hiatal hernia, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Hiatal hernia. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.

Prognosis for Hiatal hernia: You should not worry about having a hiatal hernia. Many people over the age of 50 have such a hernia, and it does not need treatment unless heartburn or GERD is present and causes significant discomfort, or unless the hernia is in danger of becoming twisted and cutting off the stomach's blood supply. 1
Complications: see complications of Hiatal hernia

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Hiatal Hernia: NIDDK

Last revision: May 29, 2003

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