Following the surgical procedure, you’ll most likely be allowed to leave the hospital in two to three days. It can take up to six weeks to return to work.
It’ll also take six weeks to return to normal eating habits, and side effects, such as bloating, burping, farting and difficulty swallowing, will subside after a couple of months.
The NHS aren’t sure what causes a hiatus hernia, but the health body does recognise it’s more likely to occur in people over the age of 50 who are overweight.
The Mayo Clinic, on the other hand, has its own reasonings: “A hiatal hernia occurs when weakened muscle tissue allows your stomach to bulge up through your diaphragm.”