Husband with hernia is in denial

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   Posted 6/25/2010 6:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello there, I've never posted on this forum because I don't have gerd, but my husband does (also Barrett's.)  It's under control with Prevacid and Pepcid Max. Strength.  He also has a medium-sized hiatal hernia, which he claims to not believe.   rolleyes   (well, not literally, that's just his way.)  I tell him he should be careful and not lift heavy things, but he is a stubborn guy.  We are helping our daughter move tomorrow and I'm afraid he'll try to do too much.  How serious is this, anyway?  The doctor who diagnosed this over a year ago didn't say much. 
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   Posted 6/25/2010 7:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HW,

Lifting heavy items don't hurt a HH, unless he's had surgery recent.
A HH is different than an adominal hernia. He will probably just have acid reflux from the straining of heavy lifting.

If he has Gerd with Barrett's he does need to see a GI regular for EGDs and possible ablations of the Barrett's cells to prevent cancer. Please talk to him about regular check ups on it.


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   Posted 6/25/2010 10:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Joy is correct. A hiatal hernia isn't like an abdominal wall hernia. He should be fine.

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