When to Get Help for Acid Reflux

From Parkwest Medical Center Health & Lifestyles There’s no magic timetable, but Dr. Willard Campbell of Premier Surgical in Knoxville believes a month of unrelenting acid reflux can be enough cause for concern. “If you’re having daily or several times a week heartburn that is not readily controlled with over the counter medications, and it’s […]

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Reflecting on Reflux

Attorney finds relief from acid reflux with help from physicians and surgery It wasn’t a nightmare that was waking Nina Harris up. It was a lump in her throat. “I felt like I had a wet wad of cotton in my throat all the time,” says the Maryville woman. “I would wake up gasping because […]

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Is it GERD or Acid Reflux?

Although GERD and acid reflux are closely related, they are not exactly the same. What is acid reflux? Acid reflux refers to the backward flow of the stomach acid into the esophagus. If you are suffering from acid reflux, it’s not uncommon to taste sour liquid or regurgitated food at the back of your throat. […]

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Nissen Fundoplication for Treatment of GERD

How are GERD and Hiatal Hernia Related? Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a long-term condition where acid from the stomach comes up into the esophagus. A hiatal hernia occurs when the opening in the diaphragm where the esophagus passes through to connect to the stomach is too large. The stomach may bulge through this opening […]

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Treating Acid Reflux

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or acid reflux is a medical condition in which acid backs up from the stomach into the esophagus and at times, up to the throat. Causes of Acid Reflux There are several possible causes of acid reflux. One of which is a hiatal hernia. This is a condition in which a […]

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Suffering from Acid Reflux?

If you experience burning pain or discomfort in your stomach or chest after meals, hoarseness of voice, or dry cough, then you may be suffering from acid reflux. It is a common condition in which acid from the stomach comes up through the esophagus, and sometimes even up to the throat. Acid reflux can be […]

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Gallbladder Problems vs Acid Reflux

Upper abdominal pain can be caused by a variety of medical conditions. Among the common causes include acid reflux and gallbladder problems. Learning how to differentiate the pain caused by these disorders can help you in seeking the right treatment. Gallbladder Problems vs. Acid Reflux There are different things to consider when determining whether abdominal […]

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Heartburn and Holiday Food

Food is an important part of most holiday celebrations. This is one of the reasons everyone enjoys holidays so much! However, these big holiday dinners can sometimes be a bad thing – especially for the gut. Also known as acid reflux, heartburn happens when acid in the stomach moves up into the esophagus through the […]

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How Do I Know If Pain Is Caused By My Gallbladder or Heartburn?

  The causes of heartburn and abdominal pain are often bewildering for many patients of Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville. The leading symptoms of both heartburn and gallbladder disease are upper abdominal pain and heartburn, which understandably sends people’s minds racing. Adding to the confusion is the fact that what typically causes heartburn can also […]

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What To Know If You Have Frequent Heartburn At Night

Nighttime heartburn or acid reflux can be a painful disruption to a good night’s sleep. For some, it’s only an occasional nuisance, but for others it’s a common condition known as GERD, or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. According to the American Gastroenterological Association, some 25 million people have chronic heartburn, and for many of them the […]

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