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I'm dental student., suffering from severe burning sensation on the upper part of stomach for last 2 years., at first it started as gas trouble after having heavy meal., bt last 1 year it occuring when i delay to have meal on time., at dat time i felt it like an abnormality has undergone treatment for gastric ulcer, bt it recurring aftr treatment wt a rapid burning sensation, im afraid if it is goin to turn into gastric cancer or smthng like dat., bcoz it s associatd wit intense heat production over my stomach.. yesterday i noticed dat there is some boils over my skin corresponding to stomach, rantac, omeprazole are nt getn effective.., plz help me by providing some remedy for this..

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Have you ever been checked for a hiatal hernia? Here is some information to help you determine if this might be what you have. 

Any time an internal body part pushes into an area where it doesn't belong, it's called a hernia.

The hiatus is an opening in the diaphragm -- the muscular wall separating the chest cavity from the abdomen. Normally, the esophagus (food pipe) goes through the hiatus and attaches to the stomach. In a hiatal hernia (also called hiatus hernia) the stomach bulges up into the chest through that opening.

There are two main types of hiatal hernias: sliding and paraesophageal (next to the esophagus).

In a sliding hiatal hernia, the stomach and the section of the esophagus that joins the stomach slide up into the chest through the hiatus. This is the more common type of hernia.

The paraesophageal hernia is less common, but is more cause for concern. The esophagus and stomach stay in their normal locations, but part of the stomach squeezes through the hiatus, landing it next to the esophagus. Although you can have this type of hernia without any symptoms, the danger is that the stomach can become "strangled," or have its blood supply shut off.

Many people with hiatal hernia have no symptoms, but others may have heartburn related to gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. Although there appears to be a link, one condition does not seem to cause the other, because many people have a hiatal hernia without having GERD, and others have GERD without having a hiatal hernia.

People with heartburn may experience chest pain that can easily be confused with the pain of a heart attack. That's why it's so important to undergo testing and get properly diagnosed.

Most of the time, the cause is not known. A person may be born with a larger hiatal opening. Increased pressure in the abdomen such as from pregnancy, obesity, coughing, or straining during bowel movements may also play a role.

Most people do not experience any symptoms of their hiatal hernia so no treatment is necessary. However, the paraesophaeal hernia (when part of the stomach squeezes through the hiatus) can in some cases cause the stomach to be strangled, so surgery is sometimes recommended. Other symptoms that may occur along with the hernia such as chest pain should be properly evaluated. Symptoms of GERD should be treated.

If the hiatal hernia is in danger of becoming constricted or strangulated (so that the blood supply is cut off), surgery may be needed to reduce the hernia, meaning put it back where it belongs.

Some chiropractor's are able to diagnosis hiatal hernia's and adjust them as well. The one I see is excellent at diagnosing the hernia and adjusting it back into place.

Good luck to you! 

 

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