Hiatus Hernia anyone? I just read about a condition known as "Vagus Nerve Imbalance/ Hiatal Hernia Syndrome". Of course, mainstream medicine generally ignores this idea, although they do sometimes perform surgery on big hiatus hernias. It is just a few "rogue researchers" who claim that it is much of a problem. I think we all have to find these things out for ourselves, somehow. Here is some of what I found out: A hiatus hernia is where a bit of the stomach comes up above the diaphragm and creates a "bulb" there. The slightest upward displacement of the stomach through the diaphragm disorders the Vagus Nerve; the amount of stomach protrusion is often irrelevant; any such protrusion causes major hyperexcitability of the Vagus Nerve. Since the Vagus Nerve connects to many organs, problems can be many and varied. Pressure on the Vagus Nerve can cause "systemic imbalance" of our neurological systems, and therefore some researchers say that it could be the cause of Fibromyalgia. Treatment for this is just basically "to pull the stomach down", and then keep it down. There is also a possible surgery, but it does not seem to produce good results and can make things worse. Link to article> http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0ISW/is_241-242/ai_107201216/ Other links> http://www.joyfullivingservices.com/hiatalhernia.html > http://www.wellatlast.com/ I was told that I had a hiatus hernia, but that was many years ago, and nothing was ever said or done about it since. I intend to get an x-ray to find out what it looks like now. SURVEY: I am wondering if any or all of us fine gentlemen here have Hiatus Hernias. Please reply!!