Fasting For Hiatal Hernia Sufferers?
Good evening doctor, nnI want to ask, is it good to fast for hiatal hernia sufferers?. Because according to the doctor’s recommendation, people with hiatal hernias are advised to eat small portions but often eat 3 times and between meals with 2 snacks. nnIf fasting, what is the best food recommendation..nnPlease enlighten Doctor. nnThank you
Good afternoon, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. A hiatal hernia is a condition where a small part of the stomach passes through the diaphragm muscle, as shown in the image below.
So as you can see, people with hiatal hernias will be easier to experience acid reflux because the part that should clamp the stomach to prevent stomach acid from going up is shifted.
That is why people with hiatal hernias are advised to eat small portions. Because if in large portions, the stomach will be too full and some can rise, causing symptoms of chest pain, sour throat, nausea and possibly vomiting.
Because the condition of the stomach is too full which is avoided by people with hiatal hernias, it is okay to fast. Because by fasting, your stomach will be empty. So the focus is not having to eat several times a day, but instead eating made several times a day so that the stomach is not full in one meal. If you only want to eat 1-2 times a day at suhoor and iftar, as long as you don't overeat during that time, then you shouldn't have any problems.
For the rest, there is no difference between food recommendations and non-fasting conditions. Fasting or not, avoid eating too full, oily, fatty, spicy and sour foods. I hope you and your family are always healthy.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa