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  • Posted By: ckanaan
  • June 10, 2009
  • 11:14 AM

Anybody out there with a hiatus hernia? Mine seems pretty bad. I cough and cough and cough all day long. I tried staying away from the foods which are bad for acid reflux and I do feel better, but the plegm cough (coughing out acid reflux) lingers on.
Although I have heard that many hiatus hernias are simply cured by acid inhibitors of which are either prescription or over the counter like tums and rolaids, anything which I have taken just helps the cause but the phlegm cough is very persistant. Many times, I have a hard time trying to get to sleep.
I know there is an operation to repair a bad hiatus hernia. Has anybody out there gone though this operation? Can you tell me about what you went through? Thanks for reading...

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  • Anybody out there with a hiatus hernia? Mine seems pretty bad. I cough and cough and cough all day long. I tried staying away from the foods which are bad for acid reflux and I do feel better, but the plegm cough (coughing out acid reflux) lingers on. Although I have heard that many hiatus hernias are simply cured by acid inhibitors of which are either prescription or over the counter like tums and rolaids, anything which I have taken just helps the cause but the phlegm cough is very persistant. Many times, I have a hard time trying to get to sleep. I know there is an operation to repair a bad hiatus hernia. Has anybody out there gone though this operation? Can you tell me about what you went through? Thanks for reading...If your doctor has diagnosed a hiatus hernia (I presume they did the scope thing down the throat) you may want to consider the operation. I haven't had it personally but my mother was a sufferer and the operation cured the problem entirely. That is second hand if the doc recommends it, you might want to consider it.
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  • Dear "yep": Thanks very much for getting back to me. It sounds like a dream come true operation. Did your mom suffer much after the operation and how long did it take for her to completely get back to normal?
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  • I also have a hiatal hernia and acid reflux. None of the prescription drugs or over the counter ones worked. I was constantly coughing, had a hoarse voice and could barely breathe. Sleeping on my left side helped, as did not drinking or eating for at least an hour before bed. (Imagine if your stomach is a bottle that you fill with food and water. When you turn it on it's side with no lid on, the contents will run out. That's what is happening with a hiatal hernia.) I found out that Acidophilous helped more than any prescription available. Buy Acidophilous capsules (available just about anywhere - grocery store, drug store, Wal Mart). Make sure they have at least 1 billion CFU's. (Mine have 3 billion CFU's) Pull the capsule apart and put the powder in your mouth and dissolve it in saliva; then swallow. Do not drink or eat for at least a half hour to give the acidophilous a chance to work. You can do it as often as you need it. I did it three times the first day, twice the second day and once a day for the next 2 days. It has not bothered me again and that was 9 months ago. I am all for natural cures that don't have side effects and avoid surgery. This one worked like a charm - no more coughing, hoarseness, or burning.
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  • That was amazing info..thankyou very much. I will try the stuff. The acid reflux problem I can definitely live with, but whether this expectoration of phlegm problem which I took on since last November is interlocked with the hiatus hernia, I dont know but I cant live with the costant need to expectorate. I know I "never" have a fever accompanying my cough so I figure it "has" to do with my gerd problem. Was your cough a wet cough, or dry cough and how long did you have the cough?
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  • If you feel a burning ache in your chest, if you have a hard time swallowing, and if you have no appetite left in you, then chances are, you might have GERD. GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is often referred to as acid reflux, and is a general term that covers the physiological changes that occur in the esophageal lining due to the return of acidified food from the stomach.I suffered from GERD for almost 5 years,tried lots of medicines like nux vomica,rabikind DSR ,librax,meva-sr and even PPI drugs to no avail,it worsened the condition even further.I then tried a Natural remedy to cure my Acid Reflux(GERD) as i was left with no other choice,to my surprise it worked,i followed all the steps they have asked me too,and i finally got rid of GERD within 3 months.Here is where it can be found:http://heartburnnomore.notlong.com
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  • Anybody out there with a hiatus hernia? Mine seems pretty bad. I cough and cough and cough all day long. I tried staying away from the foods which are bad for acid reflux and I do feel better, but the plegm cough (coughing out acid reflux) lingers on. Although I have heard that many hiatus hernias are simply cured by acid inhibitors of which are either prescription or over the counter like tums and rolaids, anything which I have taken just helps the cause but the phlegm cough is very persistant. Many times, I have a hard time trying to get to sleep. I know there is an operation to repair a bad hiatus hernia. Has anybody out there gone though this operation? Can you tell me about what you went through? Thanks for reading...HiI constantly suffer from GERD but have not had it for 5 days now, thanks to fresh mint. grow it in your garden and chew 4 - 5 leaves 3 times a day.Also, don't eat before you go to bed, and eat smaller meals than usual.The hernia can heal by itself, but you will have to help it by keeping acid reflux away.
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    • August 12, 2009
    • 11:35 AM
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  • Anybody out there with a hiatus hernia? Mine seems pretty bad. I cough and cough and cough all day long. I tried staying away from the foods which are bad for acid reflux and I do feel better, but the plegm cough (coughing out acid reflux) lingers on. Although I have heard that many hiatus hernias are simply cured by acid inhibitors of which are either prescription or over the counter like tums and rolaids, anything which I have taken just helps the cause but the phlegm cough is very persistant. Many times, I have a hard time trying to get to sleep. I know there is an operation to repair a bad hiatus hernia. Has anybody out there gone though this operation? Can you tell me about what you went through? Thanks for reading...I have gastrosophigael Reflux disease and so does my mother. We've been prescribed Somac and it's done a pretty good job for both of us, compared to the way we used to be. I've been told that if my problem gets any worse I should have the same operation as the Hiatus Hernia- the doctors I've been to haven't given me a whole heap of information so I was wondering if my asthma is triggered by the disease, i've found that i'm more prone to getting throat/chest infections and frequently use my asthma inhaler. Sometimes i'll get the chest pain and burning reflux. I've found that i've had to avoid quite a lot of foods (tomatos, citrus fruits, some herbs, all spices and even cabbage and i've cut down on a lot of chocolate) and I don't eat anything two hours before bed. The only positive thing I have to say is that the Somac has helped and that i've also lost some weight due to chaning my eating habits.As for the operation, i've got a family friend who had it and she said it worked wonders for her, perhaps I should get it too...
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    • August 14, 2009
    • 08:43 AM
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  • folks, after reading about Gerd symptoms on the net, I realize that the chronic productive phlegm cough I have is not a classic Gerd symptom. A "dry" cough is a classical Gerd symptom. However, I do have occasional trouble swallowing..especially dry foods like turkey but I am in no way getting thinner because of this! I have been diagnosed with a hiatal hernia in the past but all I usually take is mild ant-acids like tums and rolaids to treat the occasional burning in my chest. I have tried many other ant-acids medicines in the past at my doctors orders to try to curve the persistant phlegm cough but nothing has worked yet and its been since last November!! What is strange about this cough is I "never" have a fever accompanying it. Eating seems to temporarily cure it and before I get to sleep at night, I take some Robitussin for flu symptoms and it works to get me to sleep. However, when I get up in the morning, I find myself trying to cough up very thick phlegm which is extremely hard for me to do but after a while...it works. Also, my lungs never feel congested to the phlegm seems to be coming from somewhere else....can anybody help me with this?
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    • August 23, 2009
    • 09:24 PM
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