Irritable bowel syndrome is characterized by bloating, abdominal pain, and altered bowel habits. This hard-to-handle problem affects nearly all facets of an individual's life, but because many patients find it difficult to discuss their bowel problems with their doctors, they often suffer in silence. Although there is no cure for the disorder, there are ways to significantly ease and even prevent its symptoms. This book's effective self-help solutions let patients take control of IBS. First, an introduction to the condition spells out its causes and symptoms and helps readers determine if they actually have IBS. The book then focuses on five key strategies: maintaining proper eating habits, stress management, dietary supplements, alternative therapies such as yoga and acupuncture, and the use of appropriate prescription medications. Accessible and clearly written, the book is punctuated with case histories, up-to-the-minute research, and advice on working with a physician.
Those who suffer from IBS are certain to find useful lifestyle and therapeutic information in this plainspoken volume on how to cope with better and perhaps alleviate some of the discomfort associated with IBS. An appendix includes IBS support resources. Consumer health collection would do well to purchase. Library Journal
Cheung’s book, The IBS Healing Plan: Natural Ways to Beat Your Symptoms helps readers understand their condition and manage it without medication by eliminating stress and identifying the foods that cause their symptoms to flare up. ForeWord