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Irritable bowel solutions : the essential guide to irritable bowel syndrome, its causes and treatments / John Hunter.

By: Hunter, J. O.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London : Vermilion, 2007Description: viii, 200 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780091917067 (pbk.); 0091917069 (pbk.).Other title: IBS.Subject(s): Irritable colon -- Popular works | Irritable colon | Irritable colon -- Treatment -- Popular worksDDC classification: 616.342
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Non-Fiction 616.34 HUN 1 Available T00534287
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a condition that is often misunderstood and misdiagnosed. Despite common perceptions, only 50% of cases are related to diet and the causes of the other 50% of cases are rarely examined and sufferers are unable to find suitable treatment.<br> <br> In this groundbreaking new book, Professor John Hunter reveals how you can solve the causes of your IBS. Using his carefully-constructed questionnaire, find out the reasons for your symptoms then turn to the appropriate chapter to learn how to treat them. Irritable Bowel Solutions also answers all the other questions that might be causing concern, such as:<br> <br> -What if I don't fit any of the types described?<br> -What do probiotics really do and are they helpful?<br> -Will my disease always affect me or can I manage it effectively?</p>

Includes bibliographical references (p.194-197) and index.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Acknowledgments (p. vii)
  • Introduction to IBS (p. 1)
  • Are you confident that your problem is IBS? (p. 1)
  • How to use this book (p. 4)
  • The way forward (p. 5)
  • 1 Why is There Confusion Over IBS? (p. 7)
  • Potential IBS symptoms (p. 10)
  • 'Red flag' symptoms (p. 10)
  • 2 What are the Symptoms of IBS? (p. 13)
  • Abdominal pain (p. 14)
  • Bloating (p. 18)
  • Diarrhoea (p. 20)
  • Constipation (p. 23)
  • Nausea and vomiting (p. 27)
  • Symptoms outside the gut (p. 28)
  • 3 Which Sort of IBS Do You Have? (p. 29)
  • The dietary approach (p. 31)
  • A change of approach (p. 33)
  • Getting started (p. 35)
  • Keep a food and lifestyle diary (p. 42)
  • Changing your lifestyle (p. 43)
  • 4 What If You Have Two or More Forms of IBS? (p. 47)
  • What if I seem to be positive for nearly everything? (p. 51)
  • 5 Malfermentation and IBS (p. 53)
  • Fibre and malfermentation (p. 53)
  • Excluding problem foods (p. 58)
  • Which diet should I choose? (p. 61)
  • Low-fibre diet (p. 61)
  • The exclusion diet (p. 66)
  • Frequently asked questions (p. 75)
  • A sample menu (p. 77)
  • Low-fibre, gluten-free diet (p. 78)
  • 6 Overload and Overflow (p. 87)
  • Getting started (p. 89)
  • What happens next? (p. 91)
  • What happens in the long term? (p. 92)
  • 7 Air Swallowing and Anxiety (p. 97)
  • Why do we swallow air? (p. 97)
  • Test for abnormal breathing patterns (p. 98)
  • How to correct abnormal breathing pattern (p. 99)
  • Talking (p. 105)
  • Other causes of air swallowing (p. 107)
  • Anxiety (p. 110)
  • 8 Constipation (p. 119)
  • The normal behaviour of the large intestine (p. 121)
  • Causes of constipation (p. 123)
  • Treatment of constipation (p. 126)
  • Going to the loo properly (p. 131)
  • Pelvic floor exercises (p. 133)
  • If lifestyle changes don't work (p. 133)
  • What about an exclusion diet? (p. 138)
  • What if I am still having problems with my bowels? (p. 139)
  • You want to go but you can't - obstructed defecation (p. 139)
  • Biofeedback programme for constipation (p. 141)
  • 9 Understanding Probiotics and Prebiotics (p. 147)
  • The development of a healthy bacterial flora in the gut (p. 147)
  • Colonisation resistance and IBS (p. 149)
  • Probiotic bacteria (p. 150)
  • Prebiotics (p. 156)
  • 10 The Menstrual Cycle and IBS (p. 159)
  • Exaggerated gut effects (p. 161)
  • Treatment of menstrually-related IBS (p. 162)
  • 11 Musculo-Skeletal Causes of Abdominal Pain (p. 165)
  • Causes of musculo-skeletal abdominal pain (p. 166)
  • How to spot a musculo-skeletal pain (p. 169)
  • How is musculo-skeletal pain treated? (p. 170)
  • 12 What If You're Still No Better? (p. 177)
  • Bile salt malabsorption (p. 177)
  • Enteric neuropathy (p. 180)
  • Gallbladder disorders (p. 183)
  • Disorders of the pancreas (p. 186)
  • Diverticular disease (p. 186)
  • 13 Continuing Control of IBS (p. 189)
  • Further Information (p. 194)
  • Bibliography (p. 195)
  • Index (p. 198)