IBS For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, May 12, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 384 pages
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Spot the triggers and handle IBS at home or work

Get control of your symptoms and improve your quality of life

Are you or a loved one suffering from IBS? This plain-English, reassuring guide explains all aspects of this frustrating condition and helps you find the right doctor and treatment plan. You get up-to-date information on the latest tests, healthy nutrition guidelines, diet and exercise plans, and the newest medicines and therapies to bring you much-needed relief.

Discover how to
* Get an accurate diagnosis
* Recognize the warning signs
* Reduce your stress
* Weigh treatment pros and cons
* Adopt an IBS-friendly diet
* Help children with IBS
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Just the Facts about IBS
7
Classifying the Condition
15
How Your Digestive System Works
41
Targeting Triggers
67
Who Gets IBS and Why
91
Getting Medical Help
103
Finding a Doctor
105
Treating Stress and Symptoms with Caring Therapies
215
Living and Working with IBS
233
Working with IBS
251
Helping Children Cope with IBS
263
Keeping UpToDate with IBS
275
Ten IBS Triggers to Avoid
293
Ten Things to Do for IBS
305
Ten Things to Avoid When You Have IBS
313

Making a Diagnosis
123
Medicating IBS Symptoms
145
Healing and Dealing with IBS
161
Eating an IBSFriendly Diet
177
Alleviating IBS with Exercise
199
Exercising Choices
213
Ten Key Medical Tests for IBS
321
Ten Plus Additional Sources of Help
329
Soluble and Insoluble Fiber Chart
339
Index
349
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Carolyn Dean, MD, ND (Bronx, NY), is a medical doctor and naturopathic doctor who has extensive experience in treating IBS and other bowel diseases. Additional books by Dr. Dean include The Miracle of Magnesium, Hormone Balance, and The Yeast Connection and Women's Health.

L. Christine Wheeler, MA (Vancouver, BC, Canada), is a medical and natural health writer and EFT practitioner.

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