Anxiety & Stress Got You Down? Why You May Have Hiatal Hernia Syndrome & 17 Hiatal Hernia Symptoms to Watch For by Dr. Vikki Petersen

Family Health
2 years ago

Anxiety & Stress Got You Down? Why You May Have Hiatal Hernia Syndrome & 17 Hiatal Hernia Symptoms to Watch For

Did you know that about 33 percent of Americans report feeling extreme stress and 77 percent of people experience stress that affects their physical healthStress seems to be just another factor in our everyday lives. And while you may be quick to blame external factors as the root cause of your stress, it may be a good idea to look inwards – to your gut!

Hiatal hernia syndrome (HHS) is more embracive than just hiatal hernia: it encompasses all the potential contributors to a syndrome able to cause twenty or so different symptoms. HHS potentially involves many systems and organs in your body. There is not a “one size fits all” treatment for HHS. Conventional medicine gives antacids and leaves it at that. This is a disservice to you in many ways.

How would you know if hiatal hernia syndrome is affecting you? There are many varied symptoms potentially associated with HHS. Here are HHS symptoms everyone should be aware of:

  1. Anxiety.
  2. Panic attacks.
  3. Trouble sleeping or symptoms worsen when lying down.
  4. Fatigue.
  5. Heartburn, acid reflux or GERD.
  6. Trouble swallowing or a constriction in your throat.
  7. Tightness or pressure in your chest.
  8. Shortness of breath.
  9. Heart palpitations.
  10. Light-headedness or dizziness.
  11. Tingling in hands or feet.
  12. Chest pain.
  13. Neck pain or tightness.
  14. Constipation.
  15. Bloating or pain in your abdomen.
  16. Burping.
  17. Worsening of symptoms with bending over.

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Elisa Schmitz
This is so helpful, Dr. Vikki Petersen . I can't believe we don't hear more about this condition. Many thanks for shining a light on it!
This is so crazy but I think this is what my mom has. I’m going to find out.
I have many of these symptoms. 🙏🏼

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