The Doctor's Guide to Gastrointestinal Health

The Doctor's Guide to Gastrointestinal Health

Preventing and Treating Acid Reflux, Ulcers, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Diverticulitis, Celiac Disease, Colon Cancer, Pancreatitis, Cirrhosis, Hernias and More

Book - 2005
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"This is the reference guide you dream about--answers to all yourimportant questions written in a language you can understand. Foreveryone who wants better health and peace of mind."
--Diane Sawyer, Co-anchor of ABC News' Good Morning America andPrimeTime Thursday

"An important, practical, easy-to-read, and easy-to-understandsource of information for anyone with a chronic gastrointestinalproblem."
--Isadore Rosenfeld, M.D., Rossi Distinguished Professor ofClinical Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell Universityand bestselling author

Digestive ailments, whether mild or life-threatening, are a majorconcern for millions of people--and they can be difficult todiagnose and treat. Now, in this essential reference book, Dr. PaulMiskovitz, a physician at one of the world's top medicalinstitutions, helps you understand the causes, symptoms, diagnoses,and medical treatments for a wide range of gastrointestinaldisorders--everything from heartburn to IBS to hepatitis C.

This comprehensive, user-friendly guide begins with an overview ofhow your gastrointestinal system works and how it is affected bylifestyle, age, and emotions. Dr. Miskovitz then explains thedisorders that can affect your esophagus, stomach, intestine,gallbladder, liver, pancreas, colon, and abdominalcavity--revealing how to identify and treat problems and, in mostcases, prevent them. You'll also learn how to:
* Maintain a healthy gastrointestinal system through diet,exercise, checkups, and screenings
* Find the right gastroenterologist for you
* Identify symptoms and get an accurate diagnosis
* Prevent gastrointestinal problems when you travel


Complete with a list of organizations that provide information andsupport, The Doctor's Guide to Gastrointestinal Health is theultimate resource for you and your family.
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2005
ISBN: 9780471462378
0471462373
Branch Call Number: 616.33 MIS NVD
Additional Contributors: Betancourt, Marian

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