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gailytop 06-14-2012 07:21 AM

twisted esophagus
 
has anyone had a large hital hernia making your esphogus twisted,i can't eat food it gets stuck i've had all the test dr. says surgery is only anwser.i'm going to try the magnesium.

sadgirl1938 06-14-2012 09:42 AM

Re: twisted esphogus
 
i would get and drink ensure plus so that i had enough calories until i could eat again.
if its that large and twisted surgery may be the only way. make sure you get a good surgeon as i have heard that the surgery is very hard to recover from and has to be done just right.

janewhite1 06-14-2012 11:11 AM

Re: twisted esphogus
 
Magnesium may help people who have excess acid, or maybe people who have a weak valve at the top of the stomach. It's not going to untangle your esophagus. Still, try magnesium if you want to, just make sure you're taking a liquid or powder form, so you can swallow it.

Definitely, find the best surgeon possible. When I had my hiatal hernia fixed, I found a surgeon who did that at least twice a week (plus other stomach procedures.) I had a great outcome.

gailytop 06-14-2012 11:15 AM

Re: twisted esphogus
 
[QUOTE=gailytop;4998948]has anyone had a large hital hernia making your esphogus twisted,i can't eat food it gets stuck i've had all the test dr. says surgery is only anwser.i'm going to try the magnesium.[/QUOTE]

vachilly 06-14-2012 12:55 PM

Re: twisted esphogus
 
I don't know if I'm allowed to ask this, but how do you find a good surgeon?

sadgirl1938 06-14-2012 12:58 PM

Re: twisted esphogus
 
not sure, but maybe check at a hospital

gailytop 06-14-2012 02:21 PM

Re: twisted esphogus
 
[QUOTE=gailytop;4999098][/QUOTE]

i'm cause i can'y lose anymore weight.going to try magnesium i have a lot of gas & belching I had a bunch of test that i haven't heard what the dr. said hopefully the magnesium will help

janewhite1 06-14-2012 04:03 PM

Re: twisted esphogus
 
Try the magnesium, but since you are thin and still losing weight, please don't wait too long.

When finding a good surgeon, the first step is to ask the doctor referring you. A good gastroenterologist probably knows who the good GI surgeons in the area are, and that's how I found mine.

Next, check his reputation. My surgeon mostly advertises for bariatric (weight loss) surgery, but it's actually a similar procedure! Finally, ask him, "how often do you do this procedure." It's a perfectly legitimate question.

And when you first meet the surgeon, it's OK to consider your impressions. Does the surgeon listen? Answer questions? Appear knowledgeable? Do you feel you could trust him?

sadgirl1938 06-14-2012 06:39 PM

Re: twisted esphogus
 
gailytop get ensure boost plus and drink enough to get in 800 - 1200 calories a day at least. you have to have that much. they have several flavors. a neighbor where i used to live at had stomach cancer and had most of her stomach cut away. she has for 7 years now lived off of ensure / slim fast. she likes the flavors of both and drinks 3 ensure a day and 2 slim fast a day if i can remember. the ensure she likes for the nutrition and the slim fast she likes for the calories. i would get it and drink it as long as possible until this is fixed. my friend did so good on that diet of liquids only that she actually as of the last time i saw her she was prob. 60 pounds over weight at least. you can thrive on it. sounds horrible but it works. i know as i had to live off of ensure/slimfast for some time also after a procedure that did a lot of damage to my throat.

gailytop 06-15-2012 09:31 AM

Re: twisted esphogus
 
[QUOTE=vachilly;4999147]I don't know if I'm allowed to ask this, but how do you find a good surgeon?[/QUOTE]

I live in anderson,in i go to dr, maier they say he's good but i don't think he does the hital hernia so if anyoe knows a dr. in anderson or indy, let me know.

gailytop 06-15-2012 09:32 AM

Re: twisted esphogus
 
[QUOTE=sadgirl1938;4999320]gailytop get ensure boost plus and drink enough to get in 800 - 1200 calories a day at least. you have to have that much. they have several flavors. a neighbor where i used to live at had stomach cancer and had most of her stomach cut away. she has for 7 years now lived off of ensure / slim fast. she likes the flavors of both and drinks 3 ensure a day and 2 slim fast a day if i can remember. the ensure she likes for the nutrition and the slim fast she likes for the calories. i would get it and drink it as long as possible until this is fixed. my friend did so good on that diet of liquids only that she actually as of the last time i saw her she was prob. 60 pounds over weight at least. you can thrive on it. sounds horrible but it works. i know as i had to live off of ensure/slimfast for some time also after a procedure that did a lot of damage to my throat.[/QUOTE]

gailytop 06-15-2012 09:37 AM

Re: twisted esphogus
 
i drink boost cottage cheese goes down thanks for the info i'll try ensure[I] got some magesium today i read it helps spasms. when i get upset i can't breathe wish someone knew what would help that.


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