Hiatal Hernia Syndrome not something to take lightly
Did you know that about 33% of Americans report feeling extreme stress? And 77% of people experience stress that affects their physical health.
Stress seems to be just another factor in our everyday lives. And while you may be quick to blame external factors as the root cause of your stress, it may be a good idea to look inwards - to your gut!
Dr. Vikki Petersen, certified clinical nutritionist, chiropractor, and certified functional medicine practitioner, explains how anxiety and stress may actually be from a very common culprit… hiatal hernia syndrome!
In her upcoming book, “Hiatal Hernia Syndrome: Many Symptoms, One Cause” (September 2021), Dr. Vikkie Petersen dissects the root causes, symptoms and treatments for hiatal hernias and Hiatal Hernia Syndrome.
“Hiatal Hernia Syndrome (HHS) is more embracive than just hiatal hernia: it encompasses all the potential contributors to a syndrome able to cause twenty or so different symptoms...HHS potentially involves many systems and organs in your body. There is not a “one size fits all” treatment for HHS. Conventional medicine gives antacids and leaves it at that. This is a disservice to you in many ways.” says Dr. Vikki Petersen.
How would you know if Hiatal Hernia Syndrome (HHS) is affecting you? There are many varied symptoms potentially associated with HHS. Here are Dr. Vikki Petersen’s top HHS symptoms everyone should be aware of:
Trouble sleeping, or symptoms worsen when lying down
Heartburn, acid reflux or GERD
Trouble swallowing or a constriction in your throat
Tightness or pressure in your chest
Shortness of breath
Light-headedness or dizziness
Tingling in hands or feet
Neck pain or tightness
Bloating or pain in your abdomen
Worsening of symptoms with bending over