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