The 12th Invest in ME Conference, Part 1
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Hiatal Hernia and the connection with chronic illness

Discussion in 'Gastrointestinal and Urinary' started by Tired of being sick, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. Tired of being sick

    Tired of being sick Senior Member

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    I had a colonoscopy and endoscopy done last week..

    The colonoscopy showed 2 polyps which were removed
    Evidence of Diverticulosis in the ascending,transverse and descending colon..

    The endoscopy findings were a *sliding hiatal hernia*
    *I read that almost everyone who has chronic illness will have
    a * hiatal hernia.*
    Have you been diagnosed wit this *hiatal hernia*?

    If so, could this be another physical marker when diagnosing SEID/ME?

    This also could be connected with Vagus nerve dysfunction as well.
    Just about everything wrong with me the Vagus nerve controls......

    Also a reflux-induced esophagitis was found.
    A biopsy was taken but no results yet.....
     
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  2. trails

    trails Senior Member

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    Just diagnosed with a hiatal hernia last week, though I'm unsure as to what type (e.g., sliding, or otherwise).
     
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  3. Kina

    Kina Admin Support Staff

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    Where did you get that from? Why not add a poll to get some actual numbers.
     
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    halcyon Senior Member

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    Yes, I was diagnosed with a medium hiatal hernia during my EGD. No idea how long I'd had it but based on symptoms it was probably a few years before ME onset.

    @Tired of being sick have you considered having the biopsy tissue sent off to Dr. Chia's lab for enterovirus testing?
     
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  5. Tired of being sick

    Tired of being sick Senior Member

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    What's the use? As this thread had just three replies...
     
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  6. Tired of being sick

    Tired of being sick Senior Member

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    No, I have no income............

    But thanks for the info,as I will look into it if I ever receive an income down the road.......
     
  7. Tired of being sick

    Tired of being sick Senior Member

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    I meant hiatal hernia of any type, not just sliding..

    Sorry for the confusion..
     
  8. Automobilie

    Automobilie

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    Got diagnosed with a paraesophogial hernia last November, but while the doctor said it was small, the report said it was fairly wide and worse than he described. Seems like when my stomach flairs up I feel worse and less energetic. Acid blockers didn't help
     
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  9. Wayne

    Wayne Senior Member

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    Hi @Tired of being sick,

    Vagus nerve dysfunction has been, and I believe continues to be a big factor for me. I did an atlas repositioning technique a number of years ago called Atlas Profilax that I believe rleased a lot of pressure on my VN. But I continue to do things that I think helps gently stimulate my vagus nerve on a daily basis..

    I massage my abdomen and GI tract on a daily basis, because I believe this increases nerve energy in areas of my gut that would normally be supplied by my vagus nerve. Given I massage my stomach area while doing my daily routine, I believe it's helped me avoid a serious hiatal hernia problem as well.

    I've heard there are some chiropractors who use special techniques to "adjust" a hiatal hernia. My partner has an HH that "acts up" occasionally, and she's developed a technique for herself to get it to release--usually within a few minutes. For anybody who feels they're dealing with a hiatal hernia, I believe there are things that can be done to address it.

    Best, Wayne
     
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