How Can I Prevent a Hiatal Hernia?
To help prevent symptoms of a hiatal hernia:
- Wear loose clothing. Anything that presses on the stomach can aggravate hiatal hernia symptoms.
- When your stomach is full, avoid bending over or lying down. This increases abdominal pressure and makes heartburn more likely.
- Do not bend over or lie down for two to three hours after eating.
Raise the head of the bed six to eight inches by using wooden blocks under the bedposts.
To help prevent hiatal hernia:
- Maintain a healthy weight.