Can hiatus hernias cause gastritis?
I have been diagnosed with a small sliding hiatus hernia and gastritis. Im on a PPI Pantoprazole and the rest of the time Gaviscon and painkillers. These work a bit but the pain keeps flaring up and Im in agony. I know dont know what to do. I think its the gastritis as I dont get reflux as much. I dont know if the pain is the acid not being controlled. Has anyone had both gastritis and the hernia and the pain has gone away? Im finding it hard to deal with. I avoid alcohol,dont smoke or drink citrus. I try to stay away from tomatoes. I do have coffee or chocolate sometimes. Im not sure if Im flaring it up or its the hernia. Has anyone else had a lot of pain with it? Im wondering what might help now as Ive tried many things.