It is a stomach condition that spreads through an opening in the diaphragm, causing pain, heartburn and even difficulties when it comes to eating.


There is no common cause for this pathology, but the risk of suffering from it increases with age, obesity and in smokers.

This type of pathology is very common in people over 50 years of age and in babies, who develop it from birth.

Anatomical memory:

This type of pathology occurs in the upper gastro-intestinal system where the mouth, esophagus and stomach become part.

The esophagus along the way passes through the diaphragm and is then called the stomach. The place where the esophagus passes through the diaphragm is called the lower esophageal sphincter.

At this point, a part of the stomach rises and passes the esophageal sphincter. When this occurs the gastric juices rise to the esophagus and the problems and symptoms of the pathology begin.hiatal hernia Fast Fitness

Signs and symptoms:

  • Chest pain
  • Gastric acidity
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Reflux (Regurgitation)

The pain and discomfort are due to the reflux of gastric acidity, air or bile; NOT because of the hernia itself.


  • Narrowing of part of the displaced stomach.
  • Hemorrhage (May end in anemia)
  • Bronco aspiration: Fluid passes into the mouth and can be aspirated into the lungs.
  • Greater problem due to the action of acid in contact with the esophagus.
    • Barret’s esophagus (damage to the lining of the esophagus)
    • Due to gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)

This continuous exposure can lead to esophageal cancer.


  • Relieve symptoms and pain.
  • Surgery to remove the hernia problem.
  • Lose weight and don’t smoke.

Hiatal hernia and EMS:

This type of hyper-pressure training can have a very negative effect on subjects with this pathology, since the increase in intra-abdominal pressure helps the stomach rise, increasing the hernia and worsening the symptoms.

In addition, high intensity training generates both acidification of the medium and an increase in motility. As the acidity increases, we consequently accentuate the complications that gastric juices can develop in contact with the walls of the esophagus.

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