Table of contents for 100 questions & answers about your digestive health / Andrew S. Warner.

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Section 1: The Basics
Eric D. Goldberg, MDíXsection author
Questions 1-11 cover basic background information about digestive issues, with topics such as:
- I often have diarrheaíXwhat does this mean? 
- How would I know if I am bleeding from my intestines?
- Can medications affect my digestive system?
Section 2: The Esophagus, Stomach, and Acid-related Disorders
Steven F. Nezhad, MDíXsection author
Questions 12-21 provide information specific to the esophagus and stomach, including:
- What is an ulcer?
- How do you treat H. pylori?
- I have frequent heartburníXdoes this mean I have GERD (Gastro-esophageal reflux disease)?
Section 3: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD)
Amy E. Barto, MDíXsection author
Questions 23-37 describe inflammatory bowel diseases and related concerns:
- What are Crohníªs disease and ulcerative colitis?
- Can I pass Crohníªs disease or ulcerative colitis on to my children?
- Can IBD affect parts of my body in addition to the digestive system?
- Does stress or certain lifestyle choices affect IBD?
Section 4: Malabsorption and Malnutrition
R. Anand Narasimhan, MDíXsection author
Questions 39-48 address a variety of topics related to malabsorption and malnutrition, including:
- How is food digested? 
- How do you know if you are not absorbing your food and are becoming malnourished?
- What are the common vitamin and mineral deficiencies?
Section 5: Intestinal Infections
Kristen M. Robson, MDíXsection author
Questions 49-61 discuss intestinal infections and ways to protect yourself:
- What is gastroenteritis?
- Who is at risk for gastroenteritis?
- What can I do to protect myself from food borne illnesses?
- I am planning a vacation soon. Am I at risk for travelersíª diarrhea?
Section 6: Gastrointestinal Cancer
Ann Marie Joyce, MDíXsection author
Questions 62-71 discuss gastrointestinal cancers and provide information on risk and detection:
- When should I have a colonoscopy?
- Iíªve had heartburn for many yearsíXam I at risk of developing esophageal cancer?
- How do you diagnose cancer of the liver?
Section 7: The Pancreas and Gallbladder
Stephen J. Heller, MDíXsection author
Questions 72-85 outline issues that can arise with the pancreas and the gallbladder, including:
- What is acute pancreatitis?
- What are gallstones?
- My doctor says that I need to have an ERCP to remove a gallstone from the bile ductíXwhat is an ERCP?
Section 8: The Liver
Stephen C. Fabry, MDíXsection author
Questions 86-100 cover a number of concerns related to the liver, including:
- How common is liver disease?
- What is a liver biopsy?
- Can prescribed or over-the counter drugs affect the liver?

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Digestive organs -- Diseases -- Popular works.
Digestion -- Popular works.