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GRCC AD 155 Unit III

GRCC AD 155 Hiatl hernia

What conditions lead to muscle weakness that causes hiatal hernia? aging, trauma, obesity, pregnancy, surgery
What causes increased intraabdominal pressure that leads to hiatal hernia? Straining, lifting heavy objects, congenital weakness, coughing and vomiting.
Male or female more prone in developing a hiatal hernia? women
what are symptoms of Hiatal hernia heart burn, regurgitation, dysphagia, atypical chest pain, sore throat, hoarseness, water brash (hypersalivation), odynophagia.
How are Hiatal hernia's diagnosed? Using UGI & endoscopy
If they do UGI to determine if there is a hiatal hernia? They drink chalky liquid contrast
What happens with endoscopy to determine if there is a hiatal hernia? visualize esophogus and do a biopsy if necessary.
How do you treat hiatal hernia? Same as gerd: meds, diet, lifestyle modifications, nissen fudiplications.
Created by: Wends1984