Hiatal Hernia: What is it!


This site is is stating the physical part of the excistence of a hiatal hernia
clipped from www.medicinenet.com

What is a hiatal hernia?

A hiatal hernia is an anatomical abnormality in which part of the stomach protrudes through the diaphragm and up into the chest.

What causes a hiatal hernia?

hiatal hernias are caused by a larger-than-normal esophageal hiatus, the opening in the diaphragm
Other potentially contributing factors include:

  1. A permanent shortening of the esophagus (perhaps caused by inflammation and scarring
  2. An abnormally loose attachment of the esophagus to the diaphragm
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