Hoarseness. Hiatal hernia surgery can often be performed as a laparoscopic, or “minimally invasive,” procedure. During this type of surgery, a few small (5 to 10 millimeter) incisions are made in the abdomen. The laparoscope that allows the surgeon to see inside the abdomen and surgical instruments related site are inserted through these incisions. The surgeon is guided by the laparoscope, which transmits a picture of the internal organs to a monitor. The advantages of laparoscopic surgery include smaller incisions, less risk of infection, less pain and scarring, and a more rapid recovery.
Acid reflux is a fairly common condition that occurs when stomach acids and other stomach contents back up into the esophagus through the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). The LES is a muscular ring located in the digestive tract where the esophagus meets the stomach. The LES opens to allow food into the stomach when you swallow, and then closes to prevent stomach contents from rising up into the esophagus. When the LES is weak or damaged it may not close properly. This allows harmful stomach contents to back up into the esophagus, causing acid reflux symptoms.
Breathing Problems: Research studies have proven that GERD has a strong association with breathing problems or asthma About 30 to 80% asthma patients are found to be suffering from GERD. Though the exact cause of this is not clear, it is widely believed that the stomach acids get into the airways and causes the breathing problems. Though these are the serious effects of Acid Reflux, there are other common effects such as bloating, nausea and hiccups that should not be ignored. If any of these symptoms are felt, treatment without a delay is a must, so that the critical complications can be avoided.
There are several reasons why acid would reflux back into the esophagus and cause heartburn. There may be structural problems such as a hiatal hernia, which is an abnormality where part of the stomach protrudes through the diaphragm and into the chest. Heartburn can be caused by what you eat and drink, and it can be caused by your daily habits, such as smoking or overeating. Most cases of acid reflux can be treated. Certain things may need to be eliminated from your life, and you may need to be on a special diet and medication, but you can get the reflux under control.