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 […]

Colonic Ischemia: What You Need to Know

Colonic ischemia is a condition where blood flow in the colon is reduced. It can cause damage to the affected area of the colon. Here’s everything you need to know about this condition.  Causes and Risk Factors Colonic ischemia, as noted above, causes diminished blood flow in the colon. This can be caused by a […]

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, […]

A Review of Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome

Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) is a condition characterized by recurring periods of severe nausea and vomiting. Read along for a review of the condition.  Causes and Risk Factors for Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Cyclic vomiting syndrome is an uncommon syndrome that can affect a variety of groups of people. In many cases, it begins when children […]

Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction

Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction is a condition in which the muscle between the bile duct and pancreatic duct does not open like it should. This results in digestive juice backup. Here’s an overview of the condition.  Causes and Risk Factors The sphincter of Oddi is a smooth muscle that surrounds the end of the common […]

Fecal Transplant: What You Need to Know

A fecal transplant is a procedure in which stool from a healthy donor is transferred to your GI tract. Here’s an overview of the procedure and what you can expect.  What is a Fecal Transplant?  Fecal transplants are used to help treat a bacterial infection condition called C. difficile colitis. This condition involves inflammation in […]

What is a Hiatal Hernia?

A hiatal hernia occurs when part of your upper stomach bulges out through an opening in your diaphragm. Here’s what you need to know about this condition.  Causes and Risk Factors Most often, a hiatal hernia is caused by an increase in pressure in the abdominal cavity. This cavity is in the middle of your […]

Wilson Disease

Wilson disease is a rare inherited condition that causes copper to build up in your body. It can cause a range of liver, neurological, and psychological issues over time. Here’s what you need to know about this disease. Causes and Risk Factors This is an inherited disease, meaning it is passed down in families genetically. […]

Welcome Dr. Luckett!

Gastroenterology Health Partners is pleased to announce that Robert Tyler Luckett, MD will be joining our practice. Dr. Luckett is currently finishing a gastrointestinal and hepatology fellowship at the University of Louisville and will join GHP in June. GHP continues to lead the Kentuckiana region with its structure as a large, independent, GI-subspecialty private practice. […]

A Look at Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a chronic disease that damages your bile ducts. This is an uncommon disease, and is most likely to occur in people who have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Here’s what you need to know about PSC. Causes and Risk Factors There is no clear cause of PSC in general. It’s possible […]