Hiatus Hernia: Help and Advice

Hiatus Hernia


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Medication

The treatments I have listed below mainly aim to reduce the effects of acid reflux, which is the main symptom find they experience with a hiatus hernia. Most of these are perscribed by the doctor, rather than antacids that can be picked up over the counter.

Proton Pump Inhibitors

Medicines, such as Lansoprazole (Wikipedia), Omeprazole (Wikipedia) and Rabesprazole are known as 'Proton Pump Inhibitors'. This is the medical term they are given for the way in which they function, you may see them noted as PPI's. These types of medicines work by reducing the amount of acid the stomach is able to produce.

This differs from antacids which counter-act and neutralise acid that has already been produced. Typically they are prescribed in 20mg or 40mg strengths, one usually taken a day.

These tablets can be prescribed to help manage and reduce any ulcers that may have been found, caused by excessive acidity in the stomach, they can be taken on a permanent basis or few a set period of time.

Whilst taking this type of tablet its usually not suggested to take antacids at the same time. It is worth checking the possible side effects these tablets can have, as with any medicine you maybe prescribed.

 

 

 

 

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