100 Questions & Answers About Your Digestive Health: A Lahey Clinic Guide

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Empower Yourself!
More than half the general population suffers from a GI condition that needs medical attention. Whether you're a newly diagnosed patient or a loved one of someone suffering from a digestive disorder, this book offers help. The only text available to provide both the doctor's and patient's views, 100 Questions & Answers About Digestive Health, provides practical, authoritative answers to 100 of the most common questions asked. Written with commentary from ...
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Overview

Empower Yourself!
More than half the general population suffers from a GI condition that needs medical attention. Whether you're a newly diagnosed patient or a loved one of someone suffering from a digestive disorder, this book offers help. The only text available to provide both the doctor's and patient's views, 100 Questions & Answers About Digestive Health, provides practical, authoritative answers to 100 of the most common questions asked. Written with commentary from actual patients, this is an invaluable resource for anyone struggling with the medical, physical, and emotional turmoil of this disease.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763753276
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 4/10/2008
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors v

Introduction Andrew S. Warner vii

Part 1 The Basics Eric D. Goldberg 1

Questions 1-11 cover basic background information about digestive issues, with topics such as:

I often have diarrhea-what does this mean?

How would I know if I am bleeding from my intestines?

Can medications affect my digestive system?

Part 2 The Esophagus, Stomach, and Acid-Related Disorders Stephen F. Nezhad 29

Questions 12-22 provide information specific to the esophagus and stomach, including:

What is an ulcer?

How do you treat H. Pylori?

I have frequent heartburn-does this mean I have GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)?

Part 3 Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) Amy E. Barto 43

Questions 23-37 describe inflammatory bowel diseases and related concerns:

What are Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis?

Can I pass Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis on to my children?

Does stress or certain lifestyle choices affect IBD?

Part 4 Malabsorption and Malnutrition R. Anand Narasimhan 91

Questions 38-48 address a variety of topics related to malabsorption and malnutrition, including:

How is food digested?

How do you know if you are not absorbing your food and are becoming malnourished?

What are the common vitamin and mineral deficiencies?

Part 5 Intestinal Infections Kristen M. Robson 113

Questions 49-61 discuss intestinal infections and ways to protect yourself:

What is gastroenteritis?

What can I do to protect myself from foodborne illnesses?

I am planning a vacation soon. Am I at risk for travelers' diarrhea?

Part 6 Gastrointestinal Cancer Ann Marie Joyce 131

Questions 62-71 discuss gastrointestinal cancers and provide information on risk and detection:

When should I have a colonoscopy?

I've had heartburn for many years-am I at risk of developing esophageal cancer?

How do you diagnose cancer of the liver?

Part 7 The Pancreas and Gallbladder Stephen J. Heller 157

Questions 72-85 outline issues that can arise with the pancreas and the gallbladder, including:

What is acute pancreatitis?

What are gallstones?

My doctor says that I need to have an ERCP to remove a gallstone from the bile duct-what is an ERCP?

Part 8 The Liver Stephen C. Fabry 177

Questions 86-100 cover a number of concerns related to the liver, including:

How common is liver disease?

What is a liver biopsy?

Can prescribed or over-the-counter drugs affect the liver?

Glossary 211

Index 227

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