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What is sliding hiatal hernia?

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In a sliding hiatal hernia is the more common type of hernia. It happens when the point where the stomach and the esophagus meet slides up into the chest through an opening in the diaphragm. Usually, sliding hiatal hernias pose no danger to your health unless it leads to symptoms of GERD, gastrointestinal reflux disease.

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The Mayo Clinic: "Hiatal Hernia."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Hiatus hernia."

Yale School of Medicine.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 22, 2017

SOURCES: 

The Mayo Clinic: "Hiatal Hernia."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Hiatus hernia."

Yale School of Medicine.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 22, 2017

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