• Am I Lactose Intolerant?
    Is your morning latte suddenly making your stomach do flips? Do you experience gastrointestinal upset whenever you enjoy a cheesy slice of pizza? Any gastroenterologist knows that this can be Read more
  • What Causes Incontinence?
    Are you having trouble making it to the bathroom in time? Do you notice issues such as leakage, particularly when passing gas? If so, these are signs of fecal or Read more
  • What Is a Perianal Abscess?
    Noticing a painful lump or bump near the anus? We know this might be a rather embarrassing topic, and one you may wish to simply ignore; however, naturally, you may Read more
  • What Is Infectious Colitis?
    Colitis simply means that there is inflammation present in the colon, or large intestines, and it’s often caused by bacteria but can also be caused by a virus or parasite. Read more
  • How To Prepare For A Colonoscopy
    Colonoscopies performed by your gastroenterologists at Summit Digestive and Liver Disease Specialists in Oakbrook Terrace and Chicago, IL, offer important information about the health of your large intestine (colon) and Read more
  • When To Use a Stool Softener vs. Laxative
    Many of us experience constipation or difficulty moving our bowels at some point in life. Constipation may be very uncomfortable, which warrants seeking some relief through medication. However, you may Read more
  • What Is Barrett’s Esophagus?
    If you have chronic acid reflux or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), you could develop Barrett’s Esophagus. It is a condition associated with inflammation in the lining of the esophagus. At Read more
  • Is There a Way To Prevent Gallstones?
    Whether you have a family history of gallstones or you’ve had them in the past and would like to avoid them in the future, did you know that there are Read more
  • Know the Different Types of GI Ulcers
    Ulcers are sores that develop in the lining of the digestive tract. They can develop in various places within the gastrointestinal system including the stomach and intestines, and some people Read more