Your Gut Feelings: A Complete Guide to Living Better with Intestinal Problems
Four out of ten people visit their doctor because of gastrointestinal complaints. These widespread disorders exact a high toll in pain, suffering, and expense. Written by one of the world's leading experts in gastroenterology, Your Gut Feelings focuses on the most common problems of the lower intestinal tract--the bowel or "gut"--offering new ways of coping with them and reliable approaches to prevention.
Dr. Janowitz describes the most advanced methods and instruments for diagnosing and treating the human colon and outlines the risks they carry. He also explains how to determine whether to treat such day-to-day problems as gas, "belly-ache," diarrhea, constipation, and rectal bleeding at home or to bring them to a doctor's attention. Covering a wide range of current colonic and intestinal disorders from the most common, irritable bowel syndrome (often known as spastic colon), through more serious complaints such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, polyps, colon cancer, diverticulitis, and sexually transmitted disorders, Dr. Janowitz provides basic information on the symptoms and causes of each problem; the kinds of diagnostic tests a doctor may suggest; the recommended treatments; and the prospects for recovery. The volume also includes clear, useful diagrams, photographs, charts, and tables.
Reflecting the current American preoccupation with the best diet for healthy intestines, Dr. Janowitz discusses high fiber foods in detail and sorts out the facts from the fiction on food allergies. His indispensable handbook also considers the "aging" gut, the impact of general diseases on the gut, the effect of drugs and medicine on the gastrointestinal tract, and the impact of a person's emotions on his or her lower intestine.
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The Lower Intestinal Tract
The Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS
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