QUESTION & ANSWER
Q: How can you fix a hiatal hernia yourself?

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Hiatal hernias are typically caused by the stomach poking through the diaphragm where it meets the esophagus. This can lead to acid reflux and heartburn symptoms. Hiatal hernia treatment often involves medication, surgery, or lifestyle changes. These at-home exercises may help push the stomach back down through the diaphragm to relieve symptoms:

  • Drink a glass of warm water first thing in the morning.

  • Stand on your tip toes and then drop down to your heels quickly—enough for a good jolt. Do this 10 to 15 times.

  • Finally, raise your arms up in the air and take short quick breaths through your mouth for 15 seconds.

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