You have an abdominal wall that keeps your internal organs in place. However, a hernia can occur when this wall weakens and develops a hole, causing internal organs to poke through. People with a hernia usually have a painful bulge that protrudes when they strain or cough.
There are different organs that you depend on for survival. Without them, you can die. However, it can be surprising to learn that it is possible to live without a stomach. Your body can bypass your stomach’s functions, such as storing and breaking down the food you eat before passing it to your intestines.
Acid reflux (gastroesophageal reflux) is a burning sensation in the chest area. It occurs when stomach acid goes back to the esophagus or food pipe. When acid reflux occurs several times a week, doctors diagnose gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).