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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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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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 No One Tells You About GERD Causes

The causes of GERD are complex and numerous. We all may experience symptoms of heartburn at times; however, persistent acid reflux is referred to as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. GERD may be accentuated as a result of the abnormally high production of acid, but the more common causes of GERD are related to anatomic […]

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‘Still cancer-free’ Cancer survivor paid heavy price for ignoring heartburn

Shopper News – News from Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Ron Houser was a busy man with places to go, things to do. Meetings, airports, meals on the run. Too busy for this; too busy for that. “I was very career-minded, and my career took me all over the country – I was everywhere,” said […]

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