Hi! Per my Doctors hiatius Hernia's are hereditary. Every female in my family has one. I had one that was savier. While the others have minor hernias. I had to have a Laparoscopy Fundoplication last month, my doctors discovered my hernia after 6 years of damage to my esophagus. The majority of the people who have this condition can live with it. Diet, adjusting the head of the bed up 8-10 inches, and medication helps a lot.
One main thing you need to understand is the if yours in weak, you have to watch your weight, how much to lift, and don't push or drag heavy objects. I use to work in jobs that required women to pick up to 75 lbs of weight, now I will not pick up more the 40 lbs. Even after Laparoscopy, the doctors will not guarantee that the stitches in the diaphram will not rip.