This could be too much information but... here's the best site I found on paresophageal hernias and how to operate on them
The symptoms for both hiatal and paresophegeal hernias include the possibilities of anemia and acid reflux. Treaters are careful to note that hiatal hernias are not
diseases but alterations of one's physical innards. For me this raises a big question about the accuracy in that plethora of adverts hawking to "sufferers of "acid reflux disease."
There is discussion in other work about the prevalance of obesity
in those who have developed hiatal hernias. Of course
a more socially responsible approach to so-called "reflux disease" would be for Big Pharma and the medical establishment to educate the public about proper diet, nutrition, exercise and taking care of oneself, but I suppose that would be expecting too much.
Hell. It's a free country. Who says you're gonna tell me how muchI can or cannot eat?
I don't want to be in this condition again. I'll be paying closer attention.