Coping Successfully with Hiatus Hernia Paperback

by Tom Smith

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Coping Successfully with Hiatus Hernia

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This classic book (previous edition reprinted five times) gives a thorough update on the latest surgical techniques, medicines and self-help measures effective in reducing the discomfort of a hiatus hernia. Around one in five GP visits is due to a hiatus hernia, a digestive problem which causes heartburn, indigestion and chest pains, and prevalence is increasing as obesity becomes more common. Untreated hiatus hernia may lead to complications such as a scarring and ulcers in the oesophagus. Lifestyle measures are important - changing eating patterns, sleeping position and posture in order to allow the gap in the stomach to heal. Medicines are mainly antacids, which reduce the amount of acid in the stomach. Surgery is used as a last resort, although the NHS undertakes some 100,000 hernia repair operations a year. This new edition looks at the latest in medication and surgical techniques, and offers updated lifestyle advice particularly with the overweight person in mind.

Coping Successfully with Hiatus Hernia by Tom Smith was published by Sheldon Press in October 2014. The ISBN for Coping Successfully with Hiatus Hernia is 9781847093394.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherSheldon Press (October 2014)
Edition2nd edition
Number of Pages96
Thickness6 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
Product Code4435590
Page last updated 16th March 2018
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