Entries by Gastroenterology Health Partners

Fecal Incontinence

Fecal incontinence is a condition in which you are unable to control bowel movements. Here’s what you need to know.  Causes and Risk Factors Many things can cause fecal incontinence, and may occur in combination. For example, nerve damage in the rectum or anal sphincter, which can occur during childbirth, may be a cause. Muscle […]

COVID-19 and the GI System

Back in August 2020, we first explored how a COVID-19 infection could affect your GI system. There was very little data to work with at the time, as the pandemic was largely still unfolding across the United States and across the world.  Since then, much has happened with the pandemic. Now, at a time when […]

Your Gut Health

A healthy digestive system can help you prevent many conditions, and reduce their severity if you do get them. While there are a lot of factors in your individual case that can impact specific advice, there are some general principles that are good to follow in most cases. Here are some important ways you can […]

Coronavirus Updates

July 21, 2021 In order to best protect our staff and patients, we are continuing to require that everyone wears a mask in all of our offices, including those in Indiana where the mask mandate has recently been lifted. You can read more about our response to COVID-19 on our website. This is our seventieth […]

Dyspepsia

Dyspepsia, also known as indigestion, is a common condition. Here’s what you need to know. Causes and Risk Factors of Dyspepsia Dyspepsia can be caused by a number of things. Acid reflux and stomach ulcers can both irritate the lining of your stomach, leading to burning pain in your upper chest that is associated with […]

Anal Fissures: An Overview

An anal fissure is a tear or rip in the lining of the anal canal. Here’s what you need to know about anal fissures. Causes and Risk Factors Anal fissures are most often caused by trauma in the anal canal. They can be caused by straining during a bowel movement, chronic diarrhea, anal intercourse, childbirth, […]