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