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IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Answers at your Fingertips

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    ISBN: 9781859591567
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Dr Udi Shmueli

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is often dismissed as a trivial complaint blown out of proportion by neurotic hypochondriacs. The reality is very different. It is an extremely common and distressing problem affecting up to 20% of the population at any one time. The symptoms include bloating, wind, abdominal pain, diarrhoea and constipation, and the condition can vary in severity.
If you suffer from IBS , this book will answer the questions that you were too embarrassed to ask. Based on his long experience as a consultant gastroenterologist. Dr Shmueli provides detailed guidance on all aspects of the condition, answering over 430 questions from people with IBS.

IBS: Answers at your Fingertips gives you:

Questions include:

Table of Contents
Part 1 Introduction
Part 2 How the gut works - the normal effects of food
Part 3 Epidemiology - who gets IBS?
Part 4 What causes IBS?
Part 5 Pain in IBS
Part 6 Recognising abdominal pain that is not due to IBS
Part 7 Bloating and wind
Part 8 Constipation
Part 9 Diarrhoea and faecal incontinence
Part 10 Alternating diarrhoea and constipation
Part 11 Food allergy and intolerance
Part 12 Psychological aspects of IBS
Part 13 Complimentary medicine
Part 14 Medical tests and investigations: What they involve and what they mean

"Very readable and comprehensive... also good at allaying reasonable fears that IBS sufferers may have. I would recommend it."
Sara Selmes, Development Officer, IBS Network

"A very informative book; a resource that can be frequently used to refer to for advice."
Mary Haslam SRN, Senior Nurse Manager, Medical Advisory Service

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About the Author
Dr Ehoud Shmueli (usually known as Udi) MD FRCP, is a Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist at Northampton General Hospital.

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