Re: will weight loss eliminate GERD symptoms?
A hiatal hernia is at the center of rib cage just under the cartledge and diverticular problems happen in your colon at the other end of your digestive system.
The diver can be treated by taking a water soluble fiber supplement 2X daily. So your stool is regular w/o straining.
Hiatal hernias are treated with anti- spasm type of drugs and a bland type diet and possible acid reducing drug like a ppi.
By the way weight loss always helps problems-- all types!!
Last edited by Harry; 06-29-2006 at 10:21 PM.