Most physicians believe you have a greater chance of getting a hernia as you get older. This is true for both men and women. Hernias are weak places in muscle walls that allow internal organs to protrude. They don’t heal on their own and must be surgically repaired. However, becoming aware you have one can differ between the sexes. Do hernia symptoms differ between men and women?Read More »Do Hernia Symptoms Differ Between Men and Women?
If you frequently take one of the popular over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications like Motrin, Advil, or Aleve, you could be playing Russian Roulette with your stomach. Known as NSAIDS, these meds, along with other risk factors, can lead to peptic ulcer disease. Let us provide some help understanding peptic ulcer disease.Read More »Understanding Peptic Ulcer Disease
Got GERD? Many of us do and we don’t realize it. You know, it’s that terrible tasting acid that comes back into your throat when… Read More »What To Do When Heartburn Meds Stop Working
Should we be moving our bowels every single day? Should we do it at the same time every day? What if we don’t go to the bathroom for two days in a row, is that worrisome? The truth is, what’s normal for one person may not be for another. Let’s define what is normal and when to be concerned about constipation.Read More »When To Be Concerned About Constipation
Chances are, everyone reading this has had some stress in their lives either short or long term. There are deadlines at work, traffic jams, family crises, and let’s not forget about the past year with financial stress and health worries due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you have been experiencing gastrointestinal conditions lately, you might already suspect the link between stress and GI issues is real and can become chronic.
Polyps usually grow on the lining of the colon, but they can develop anywhere in the large intestine. Most polyps are benign growths and have few if any symptoms. Overtime if they become larger, they can become cancerous, and certain symptoms will appear.
Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that affects approximately 1.4 million Americans.
It causes an abnormal response that triggers inflammation in the digestive tract.. Though Crohn’s disease is hard to diagnose, the most common symptoms include watery diarrhea, bloody stools, fever, abdominal pain, weight loss, fatigue and low iron levels. Much like a lot of GI conditions, certain foods don’t affect people in the same ways. But, there are a few foods that should be avoided, especially if you’re in the middle of a flare-up.
Crohn’s Disease is an Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) that attacks people in different ways. It’s not the kind of issue many are likely to talk much about due to the debilitating symptoms and how it affects lives.
Because Crohn’s disease involves such a large swath of the gastrointestinal tract, the symptoms one may experience will be heavily determined by where the attack is centered. This is a large part of why certain people may experience varying degrees of symptoms, or none at all.
Can you believe we’re approaching the end of the year already? In November and December, our office will be closed on a few select days so that our staff can enjoy the holidays with family and friends.
It is a great pleasure to introduce GI Partners of Illinois, LLC to our many patients and referring physicians throughout the Chicagoland area. Multiple gastroenterology practices have united to form one of the largest gastroenterology specialty groups in the state, with many more groups committed to joining us in the near future. In partnering with the top gastroenterologists in the area, we have achieved our goal of providing the best possible care for our patients, in the most cost-effective manner.