Gastrointestinal Disorders Sourcebook, 4th Edition

  • Greg Mullin
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  • ISBN-10: 078081651X
  • ISBN-13: 9780780816510
  • DDC: 616.3
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 600 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released December 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Consumer health information about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of digestive diseases and disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, including facts about the effects of food intolerances, infections, and certain cancers. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Introduction to the Digestive System.
1: Your Digestive System and How It Works.
2: Keeping Your Gut in Check.
3: Common Gastrointestinal Symptoms.
4: Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome.
5: Smoking and Your Digestive System.
6: Effects of Common Medicines on the Gastrointestinal Tract.
Diagnostic and Surgical Procedures Used for Gastrointestinal Disorders.
7: Endoscopic Procedures and Related Concerns.
8: Upper and Lower GI Series.
9: Diagnostic Liver Tests.
10: Other Diagnostic Tests of the Gastrointestinal Tract.
11: Common Gastrointestinal Surgical Procedures.
Disorders of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract.
12: Dyspepsia.
13: Barrett Esophagus.
14: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease.
15: Swallowing Disorder: Dysphagia.
16: What You Need to Know about Peptic Ulcers.
17: Gastroparesis.
18: Whipple Disease.
19: Other Diseases of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract.
Disorders of the Lower Gastrointestinal Tract.
20: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
21: Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
22: Appendicitis.
23: Gallstones.
24: Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis.
25: What You Need to Know about Colon Polyps.
26: Congenital and Pediatric Disorders of the Lower Gastrointestinal Tract.
27: Anorectal Disorders.
28: Hemorrhoids.
29: Structural Defects of the Lower GI Tract.
30: Other Disorders of the Lower Gastrointestinal Tract.
Disorders of the Digestive System's Solid Organs: The Liver and Pancreas.
31: Viral Hepatitis.
32: Cirrhosis of the Liver.
33: Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis.
34: Other Liver Disorders.
35: Pancreatitis.
Cancers of the Gastrointestinal Tract.
36: Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors.
37: Esophageal Cancer.
38: Gastric Cancer.
39: Small Intestine Cancer.
40: Colon Cancer.
41: Rectal Cancer.
42: Gallbladder Cancer.
43: Pancreatic Cancer.
44: Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors.
45: Liver Cancer.
46: Anal Cancer.
47: Gastrointestinal Complications in Cancer Patients.
Food Intolerances and Infectious Disorders of the Gastrointestinal Tract.
48: Lactose Intolerance.
49: Celiac Disease.
50: Food- and Water-Borne Diseases.
51: Viral Gastroenteritis.
52: Rotavirus and Norovirus.
53: Helicobacter pylori and Peptic Ulcer.
54: Clostridium difficile Infection.
Additional Help and Information.
55: Glossary of Gastrointestinal Terms.
56: Resources for Information about Gastrointestinal Conditions.