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Making sense of IBS : a physician answers your questions about irritable bowel syndrome

Author: Brian E Lacy
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.
Series: Johns Hopkins Press health book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is a complete guide for people with IBS and their families. It will be an essential tool for understanding and living with this common and sometimes debilitating disorder."--Jacket.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lacy, Brian E.
Making sense of IBS.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)894566622
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian E Lacy
ISBN: 0801884551 9780801884559 080188456X 9780801884566
OCLC Number: 64688669
Description: xii, 305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Irritable Bowel Syndrome : who, what, and why? Why me? why now? --
What is IBS? --
How common is IBS? --
What causes IBS? --
Diagnosing Irritable Bowel Syndrome. How is IBS diagnosed? --
IBS and other medical disorders --
The anatomy of normal digestion --
Diagnostic tests and what they mean --
What is my prognosis? --
Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Treatment basics --
Diet --
Treatments for constipation --
Treatments for diarrhea --
Medications for pain, bloating, and overall symptoms --
Complementary and alternative medicines --
Psychological, hypnotherapeutic, and psychiatric therapies --
Complementary and alternative medicine --
Other issues. IBS and children --
What does the future hold? --
Patient resources.
Series Title: Johns Hopkins Press health book.
Other Titles: Making sense of irritable bowel syndrome
Responsibility: Brian E. Lacy.
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Addresses the questions people most frequently ask, including how IBS develops, how it is diagnosed, how to distinguish symptoms of IBS from symptoms of other medical disorders, how the symptoms are  Read more...

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A very clear book, appropriate for medium to advanced reading levels... all medical terms are clearly explained. -- Susan Fowler Consumer Connection 2007 This book is very well written, clear and Read more...

 
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