IBS: A Doctor's Plan for Chronic Digestive Troubles: The Definitive Guide to Prevention and Relief

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), the most common of all digestive disorders, is the leading cause of recurrent abdominal pain. This expanded edition sums up the latest research and offers new information on treatments and on the relationship of anxiety disorders to IBS. The benchmark IBS book, now with updated medical information, includes alternative and natural treatments.
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Overview

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), the most common of all digestive disorders, is the leading cause of recurrent abdominal pain. This expanded edition sums up the latest research and offers new information on treatments and on the relationship of anxiety disorders to IBS. The benchmark IBS book, now with updated medical information, includes alternative and natural treatments.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881791792
  • Publisher: Hartley and Marks Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/28/2001
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,441,155
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Foreword
Introduction: The Truth About IBS
1 How IBS Affects You and How It Is Diagnosed 1
2 Your Internal Food Processor 7
3 Tracking Down Causes of IBS 11
4 What You Should Know About Diet 15
5 Tracking Down Problem Diet Factors 31
6 Discovering the Value of High Fiber 44
7 How Emotions Affect the Intestinal Tract 50
8 The Importance of Proper Exercise 60
9 Planning for Digestive Security 68
10 Additional Tips for Treating Symptoms 83
11 Important Facts About Medications 93
12 For "Significant Others," About the Importance of Support 101
13 Facts About Coexisting Conditions 112
14 Other Common Gastrointestinal Disorders 121
15 Common Tests You May Face 139
Conclusion 146
App. 1 Questionnaires 147
App. 2 Common Questions and Answers About IBS 156
App. 3 All About Medication 161
App. 4 Lactose-Free Diet 177
App. 5 Foods High in Fiber 180
App. 6 How to Stop Smoking 182
App. 7 Making Your Own Self-Relaxation Tape 185
App. 8 Patterns of Thinking and Feeling 187
Glossary 192
Index 202
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