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    Hiatal Hernia Directory

    A hiatal hernia is a condition in which the stomach bulges up through the hiatus (an opening in the diaphragm) and into the chest cavity. The two types of hiatal hernia are sliding and paraesophageal. Most hiatal hernias do not have symptoms. Some hiatal hernias are associated with chest pain. Symptoms of GERD or heartburn may also be present because these conditions often appear together. Treatments include surgery and treatments to ease GERD or heartburn symptoms. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how a hiatal hernia is caused, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.

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