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hiatal hernia
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hiatal hernia

Can a large hiatal hernia cause a person to have a cough?
Is there any danger in this condition?
What can I do to help relieve my conditon?
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Yes, a large hiatal hernia can cause a person to have a cough.  And, yes, there is the danger that a large hernia could impinge upon one’s lung and interfere with respiration.  A large hernia is likely to be associated with acid reflux or regurgitation that could also be the cause of the cough.

The treatment of a large hernia is surgical repair.  In the meantime, if you are having acid reflux, your doctor might be able to reduce it with the use of medicine.

Yours is a treatable condition.

Good luck.
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