Definitions for "Hiatal hernia"
a hernia in which a part of the stomach protrudes through the esophageal hiatus of the diaphragm.
The Condition"...Coughing, vomiting, straining, or sudden physical exertion can cause increased pressure in the abdomen resulting in hiatal hernia..."
The Condition"A hiatus hernia occurs when the upper part of the stomach moves into the thoracic cavity (chest) through an enlarged esophageal hiatus (opening) in the diaphragm..." Related Topic"...A hernia may allow stomach acid to flow back into the esophagus ("food pipe"), where it can cause problems..."
Keywords:  anatomical, abnormality, part
an anatomical abnormality in which part of the
a common finding in adults and may cause no symptoms at all
an extremely common condition which usually does not cause any symptoms
a common condition and does not cause difficulty swallowing by itself
Keywords:  problem, mechanical
a mechanical problem