The Sensitive gut
‘Just because doctors can’t find an organic cause - meaning that there’s no evidence of a structural, biochemical, or infectious basis for the symptoms - patients shouldn’t blame themselves or assume their problems are imaginary. The symptoms - stomach discomfort, bloating, fullness, belching, or burning - are real.’
This reassuring comment is from 'The Sensitive Gut', one of a series of Special Health Reports from the US Harvard Medical School.
This comprehensive report answers questions about the digestive system, covering heartburn, GERD, dyspepsia, IBS, constipation, diarrhoea, and excessive gas.
It explains how the gut works and provides reliable, in-depth information on the causes and options available, including medications, surgery and alternative therapies. It also covers practical lifestyle changes that can help cope with a sensitive gut.
The report is one of a series covering a wide range of health issues, all of which are available as either a printed copy or as an electronic download.
Both options are priced at $16.00 each (approx. £9.50).
For advice about gut sensitivity from closer to home, check out the UK's IBS and Gut Disorder Centre and the IBS Network
Click here for more research on IBS
First Published in October 2007
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