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Making Sense of IBS, second edition

A Physician Answers Your Questions about Irritable Bowel Syndrome

IBS, which affects almost one in six Americans, is characterized by abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea or constipation. Today more than ever before, physicians are able to diagnose this complex disorder, understand and explain its origins, and develop a treatment plan that effectively meets the individual needs of a patient.

Drawing on his many years of experience treating people who have symptoms of IBS, Dr. Brian E. Lacy explains normal digestion, the causes of IBS, how IBS is diagnosed, and what to expect with treatment. He also explores special topics such as IBS in children and psychological, hypnotherapeutic, and psychiatric therapies. Important new information in the second edition includes
•The roles of fiber, gluten, lactose, and fructose in the development and treatment of IBS
•The use of probiotics and antibiotics to treat IBS
•Similarities and differences between IBS and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
•The relationship between small intestine bacterial overgrowth and IBS
•How to make the most of your visits to a gastroenterologist
•Lifestyle modifications that can improve symptoms of IBS

Making Sense of IBS is an essential resource for anyone who has symptoms or a diagnosis of IBS as well as for health professionals who treat people with this complex disorder.

About the Author

Brian E. Lacy, Ph.D., M.D., is a professor of medicine at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Chief, Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He is coauthor of Healing Heartburn, also published by Johns Hopkins.

Reviews

"Anybody who has symptoms or a diagnosis of IBS and clinincal staff who may encounter patients with the disease, should read this fascinating book."—Ibadete Fetahu, Nursing Times

"This book is very well-written, clear, and certainly reaches its goal of clearing up the many misconceptions and misinterpretations that surround IBS."—Digestive and Liver Disease, reviewing a previous edition or volume

"This is an excellent, well written addition to the lay literature on irritable bowel syndrome. It is clearly written and the use of case studies adds to its utility. IBS patients (and treating gastroenterologists) will benefit greatly from this Johns Hopkins Press Health Book."—Doody's Review Service, reviewing a previous edition or volume

"A very clear book . . . all medical terms are clearly explained."—Consumer Connection, reviewing a previous edition or volume

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