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Hiatial Hernia

Causes of Hiatal Hernias

The cause of a hiatal hernia is unknown, but possible triggers include the following:

  • Coughing
  • Vomiting
  • Straining while defecating (having a bowel movement)
  • Sudden physical exertion
  • Pregnancy

Obesity can also contribute to this disorder.

Locations for Hiatal Hernia