Re: Could hiatal hernia cause LPR?
Definitely. Hiatal hernia is a very common cause of reflux. I had one, and I mostly had LPR-type symptoms rather than heartburn.
PPIs may help LPR, but the effects are less dramatic than they are for classic heartburn. Things like eating small meals, propping up the head of the bed, and sitting/standing up straight after meals will help a lot.