You've likely noticed day-to-day fluctuations in bowel habits depending upon the types of foods you consume and the daily medications you take. Yet, persistent changes in bowel habits can signal a more concerning condition. Colon and rectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer among the U.S. population, as indicated by the American Cancer Society. It's also important to note that the lifelong risk of having colon cancer among men is about 1 in 23. June is Men's Health month. At ... [Read More]
GI Alliance Partners with Austin Gastroenterology
DALLAS, March 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- GI Alliance ("GIA"), one of the nation's largest independent gastroenterology services organizations, today announced further expansion in Texas through a partnership with Austin Gastroenterology ("AG"). Read Full Article Here ... [Read More]
Why Does Coffee Make You Go Number Two?
Coffee is a huge part of American culture. You can’t watch TV or scroll through your social media feeds without seeing a coffee-related ad or someone posting about coffee. Most people drink it, especially first thing in the morning. Everyone talks about the boost that coffee provides with its caffeine content. Also well known – but seldom spoken of – is coffee’s other noticeable effect: "going number two" or medically speaking, having a bowel movement. The Laxative Effect Surprisingly, ... [Read More]
10 Austin Gastro Physicians Named “Top Doctors” by Austin Monthly Magazine
Each year, Austin Monthly magazine publishes its list of Top Doctors in Austin. The list of physicians recognized in the list come from nearly specialty in town, from Allergy & Immunology all the way through Vascular Surgery. Of the thirteen Gastroenterologists named in the 2019 list, Austin Gastroenterology physicians nabbed ten spots. Austin Monthly partners with a group called Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a healthcare research company, to determine their list of Top Doctors. Austin ... [Read More]
Can You Live Without a Pancreas?
The pancreas is an organ that has two major functions in the body: it aids in the digestion of food and helps to regulate blood sugar. Many people have little knowledge of the vital roles the pancreas plays, or even where it is located in the body. A number of serious medical conditions can result when the pancreas is removed, but can you live without it? Fortunately, it is possible. Your pancreas is located in the abdomen behind the stomach, between the liver and the beginning of the small ... [Read More]