Gallbladder pain or heartburn?

You are finished eating a meal when you suddenly feel some discomfort. Feeling sick after eating a meal, especially a large meal, can indicate a problem in the digestive tract.  Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and biliary colic are some of the most common problems that can cause pain and discomfort after eating.  Could it be […]

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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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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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