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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GERD Awareness

November is GERD Awareness Month. According to the American College of Gastroenterology, over 60 million Americans experience heartburn, the most common symptom of GERD. GERD (or gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a medical condition in which stomach acid, food, and fluid flow back into the esophagus. Anyone can develop GERD, but it’s more common in the […]

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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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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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Treatment Options for GERD

GERD, or Gastroesophagael Reflux Disease, is a very common medical condition, affecting up to 40% of adults. While reasons for developing GERD are numerous, it is more prominent with age and obesity. As the baby boomers get older and as our country is experiencing a rise in obesity, GERD will likely become even more prevalent. […]

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A Beginnner’s Guide to Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication Procedure

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, also known as GERD, impacts approximately 30 to 40% of American adults. Normally, upon swallowing, a valve between the esophagus and stomach opens to allow food to pass, and then closes to prevent stomach contents from refluxing back into the esophagus. For people who suffer from GERD, a dysfunction in the valve […]

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Why do heartburn symptoms surface at night?

Heartburn is an unpleasant condition that can take the pleasure out of meals and lead to some restless nights. There are a number of contributing factors to the symptoms of heartburn, but one common denominator is the surfacing of symptoms in the evening. To find out why, let us first learn a little more about […]

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What Everybody Ought To Know About the Nissen Fundoplication Procedure

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, also known as GERD, impacts approximately 30 to 40% of American adults. Normally, upon swallowing, a valve between the esophagus and stomach opens up allowing food to pass and then closes to prevent stomach contents from “refluxing” back into the esophagus. For people who suffer from GERD, there is a dysfunction in […]

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