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Nasal congestion with hiatal hernia?

Digestive Health | Last Active: May 22, 2022 | Replies (10)

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Hi @collage, According to an article I found, "Acid reflux is associated with a hiatal hernia and can cause heartburn or regurgitation. Excess belching or upper abdominal and lower chest pressure or pain can also occur. Prolonged and frequent reflux of acid into the esophagus may cause damage to the esophagus resulting in ulceration and bleeding. Scarring and narrowing of the esophagus can also occur with chronic reflux and cause difficult or painful swallowing. Other symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux can include sore throat, hoarseness, excess salivation, the sensation of a lump in the throat (globus), sinusitis, frequent throat clearing, cough, wheezing or asthma." https://www.idahogastro.com/hiatal-hernia/

Are you currently having any chest pain or coughing associated with your symptoms?

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Thank you for your response; no chest pain or coughing. I am scheduled for an endoscopy and will see what the doc recommends. I am quite convinced the hernia is the cause of the h pylori infection, sinusitis, belching, and some breathing issues. I also suspect it is the origin of the lung nodules……which may be an infection or mucus from sinusitis. I plan to discuss with the gastroenterologist after the procedure (which will occur concurrently with colonoscopy). I am 30 days away from the procedure, and in the meanwhile am watching diet (limited to no caffeine, no spices, limited acid-based foods). So far, no pain and symptoms are annoying but not interfering with daily functioning. I have included some breathing exercises to see if that is helpful.