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IBS For Dummies

IBS For Dummies

Carolyn Dean , L. Christine Wheeler

ISBN: 978-0-764-59814-2

Nov 2005

384 pages

In Stock

$19.99

Description

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
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.