Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Hiatal Hernia and Weight Training
Hello,

I have a question in regards to weight training and a suspicioned hiatal hernia.  (Hiatal hernias have a long history in my family that can be traced to my grandparents, both of my parents, and other relatives.)  Due to this, I want to take precaution with my exercise program.

I am a white male, 31 years old, 6'2", 178 lbs, fairly good shape, and I enjoy physical exercise.  However, lately, when I go to eat, I've been noticing that it feels like I have a very small lump behind the lower sternum when I swallow.  Recently, I've been noticing that I need to burp more frequently than usual and that I've been having a light burning sensation just above my stomach.  Sometimes, when I swallow, it can feel like the food has hit a small "speed bump" right before it hits the stomach.

Anyways, here's my question:  What exercises can I do to flatten my stomach without potentially creating the hiatal hernia (or if I have one), to make it worse?  Are stomach crunches acceptable?  I used to do situps.  Are these a complete no-no?

Any info would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you much,

Dusty
Arizona, USA
---
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
From what I have been told doing strenuous things like weight loading leg press, squats. I don't know about ab exer.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
I have a "hernia" just right above my belly button.  I am in no pain.  my question is, how can I flatten my stomach (like it used to be), without surgery?
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
4059843 tn?1454481984
Blank
mishymoshymarcy commented on mishymoshymarcy's status
5 hrs ago
4769306 tn?1451008167
Blank
KeeLolo commented on laureninlove's status
May 28
4769306 tn?1451008167
Blank
KeeLolo commented on photo
May 27
Blank
Weight Tracker
Achieve your weight goals
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Exercise Tracker
Make exercise part of your routine
Start Tracking Now
Top Healthy Living Answerers
1236893 tn?1408490528
Blank
gymdandee
NJ
1530171 tn?1448133193
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON
973741 tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom
Avatar m tn
Blank
Paxiled
Arlington, VA
16426782 tn?1447846958
Blank
JamesHernandez
463897 tn?1448485050
Blank
MH Community Mgr
Exercise & Fitness Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Healthy Living Answerers
1236893 tn?1408490528
Blank
gymdandee
NJ
1530171 tn?1448133193
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON
973741 tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom
Avatar m tn
Blank
Paxiled
Arlington, VA
16426782 tn?1447846958
Blank
JamesHernandez
463897 tn?1448485050
Blank
MH Community Mgr