Hemorrhoid Relief After Pregnancy

Women can have hemorrhoids during and even after pregnancy. What are hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids are swollen veins of the rectal area. Although they’re not serious conditions, these swollen veins can cause a huge deal of discomfort among pregnant and postpartum women. There are several reasons why hemorrhoids can develop during and after pregnancy. These include hormonal […]

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What is Peripheral Artery Disease?

Peripheral artery disease or hardening of the arteries is a condition that affects many Americans and a lot of our population. It’s a condition that restricts the blood flow to our organs, including our legs, heart, and brain.  It is estimated that about 10 to 12 Americans suffer from peripheral artery disease. Many of them […]

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Questions to ask before surgery – (Don’t be afraid to ask for instructions on diet)

A surgery, whether it’s a minor or major one, can bring feelings of uncertainty and anxiety. This is why the physicians of Premier Surgical in Knoxville and Cleveland believe it’s very important to ask questions before undergoing surgery, especially if it’s an elective one (one that you choose to do). The following are some of […]

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How Do You Know If You Have Appendicitis?

If you experience sudden pain that begins on the lower right side of the abdomen, a pain that begins around the navel and shifts to the lower right abdomen, and experience nausea and vomiting, then you may be having symptoms of appendicitis. What is appendicitis? Appendicitis is an infection of the appendix. The appendix is […]

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Vascular Ultrasounds Are Helping with Mapping Legs and Arteries

Vascular ultrasound is a noninvasive procedure used to evaluate the circulation in the blood vessels of the body.  As a non-invasive procedure, it doesn’t require any anesthesia or needles. Unlike other imaging tests, vascular ultrasound does not involve radiation or contrast dye. What happens during a vascular ultrasound? Vascular ultrasound uses high-frequency sounds to create […]

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How Long Do Hemorrhoids Last?

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in your anal or rectal area. About 50 million Americans are affected by hemorrhoids, many are above the age of 50.  Duration of Hemorrhoids One of the most common questions of those with hemorrhoids is how long do these swollen veins last? For some people, the symptoms of hemorrhoids may clear […]

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Can Family Medical History Increase Your Risk of Certain Diseases?

Many of us know that to stay healthy and prevent diseases, we should be eating a well-balanced diet, quitting or not smoking at all, and incorporating regular exercise. What many of us are unaware of is that there’s one factor that can impact our chances of getting diseases. And that is our family medical history. […]

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Premier has a convenient Patient Portal

Looking for your recent lab results? Forgot when your next appointment will be? Premier Surgical has got you covered.  Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville and Cleveland provides a very convenient way for our patients to access their medical records, request an appointment, and more.  Utilizing MyHealthRecord.com, Premier Surgical Associates patients can have access to their […]

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Colon Cancer Survivor Admits: I Dodged a Bullet

From Fort Sanders Regional Health & Lifestyles Fort Sanders Regional Patient Promotes Early Detection When it came to health screenings, one word described Karen Russell: vigilant. A stroke survivor who worked at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center for years, she was always faithful about scheduling check-ups at her doctor’s office. Except for one. Every year, […]

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Hernia Month

Hernia is a common medical condition. It occurs when an organ or body tissue pushes itself through a weak spot in a surrounding muscle or connective tissue.  Hernias are very common in the abdominal area but they can also develop in other areas such as the belly button, groin, and upper thigh. What causes a […]

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