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IBS For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-7645-9814-2
384 pages
November 2005
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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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Introduction.

Part I: Just the Facts about IBS.

Chapter 1: IBS Is Real.

Chapter 2: Classifying the Condition.

Chapter 3: How Your Digestive System Works.

Chapter 4: Targeting Triggers.

Chapter 5: Who Gets IBS and Why.1

Part II: Getting Medical Help.

Chapter 6: Finding a Doctor.

Chapter 7: Making a Diagnosis.

Chapter 8: Medicating IBS Symptoms.

Part III: Healing and Dealing with IBS.

Chapter 9: Considering Dietary Supplements and Homeopathy.

Chapter 10: Eating an IBS-Friendly Diet.

Chapter 11: Alleviating IBS with Exercise.

Chapter 12: Treating Stress and Symptoms with Caring Therapies.

Part IV: Living and Working with IBS.

Chapter 13: Getting Out of the House: Living with IBS.

Chapter 14: Working with IBS.

Chapter 15: Helping Children Cope with IBS.

Chapter 16: Keeping Up-To-Date with IBS.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Ten IBS Triggers to Avoid.

Chapter 18: Ten Things to Do for IBS.

Chapter 19: Ten Things to Avoid When You Have IBS.

Chapter 20: Ten Key Medical Tests for IBS.

Chapter 21: Ten (Plus) Additional Sources of Help.

Appendix A: Soluble and Insoluble Fiber Chart.

Appendix B: Glossary.

Index.

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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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