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Who is at Risk for GERD?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (often known as GERD) is a common gastrointestinal condition. It has an increasing prevalence in the United States, affecting about 18.1% to 27.8% of the adult population. Who is at risk?A person can develop GERD even if he/she doesn’t...

Gallbladder Problems or Acid Reflux?

Gallbladder Problems or Acid Reflux?You’re experiencing pain in the top portion of your stomach, along with other symptoms, like bloating and tenderness around the abdomen. Acid reflux and gallbladder issues are two common causes of abdominal pain. The physicians at...

5 Signs It’s Time to Treat Hemorrhoids

Uncomfortable and painful, hemorrhoids are a common condition that can cause itching, bleeding, and inflammation. They can also lead to infection if not treated. Small, vascular cushions located on or in the rectum help control bowel function. In some cases, too much...

UV Protection for Skin Cancer

July is UV Protection Safety Month. It is the best time to talk about the importance of protecting your skin from the sun. Whether you are outside for hours at a time or just a few minutes each day, the physicians of Premier Surgical caution that it’s important to...

Hernia: Signs, Symptoms, Different types of Hernias

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, over 5 million Americans suffer from a hernia. What is a hernia?A hernia is a condition that occurs when a part of your internal organ or tissue bulges or protrudes through a weak area of a muscle. Although...

Men’s Health: When to Treat Hemorrhoids

June is Men’s Health Month. This month, men are encouraged to assess their health concerns even if it’s something they may feel embarrassed about. Speaking of that, hemorrhoids is one of those issues that some men feel hesitant to seek help for. What are hemorrhoids...