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IBS: 365 Tips for Living Well

by Barbara Bolen Demos Health
Pub Date:
10/2015
ISBN:
9781936303861
Format:
Pbk 168 pages
Price:
AU$26.99 NZ$27.82
Product Status: In Stock Now
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Improve your health and quality of life with expert advice and strategies to outsmart IBS.  Filled with practical tips and support to help you deal with the stress and lifestyle changes that come with living with IBS each day, IBS: 365 Tips for Living Well will show you how to:   


 


- Find ways to treat your IBS effectively and avoid flare-ups, including prescription and over-the-counter medications, and complementary and alternative therapies  


- Relieve stomach pain, gas, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation  


- Know which food and beverages to eat and drink and which ones to avoid  


- Begin a Low-FODMAP diet to ease painful symptoms and improve digestion


 - Feel confident at work, school, parties, and the gym and in all of your everyday activities  


- Prevent IBS from compromising your personal relationships

Contents


Introduction


1. Understanding What Is and Isn’t IBS


What Exactly Is IBS?


What’s Going Wrong?


What if It’s Not IBS?


2. A Successful Relationship with Your Doctor


Who to See?


The Importance of a Symptom Diary


Pre-Appointment Prep


At the Appointment


Doctor—Patient Relationship


3. Making the Most of Your Medical Care


Diagnostic Tests


Medical Treatment Options


When to Call Your Doctor


IBS and the Emergency Room


4. Alternative Treatment Options


Mind–Body Treatments


Alternative Physical Treatments


Over-the-Counter Remedies (OTCs)


OTCs for Constipation


OTCs for Diarrhea


OTCs for Gas and Bloating


5. Eating with IBS


General Eating Tips


Best Teas


Green Juices and Smoothies


Need to Lose Weight?


Need to Gain Weight?


6. Eating for Symptom Relief


Eating Tips for Constipation


Eating Tips for Diarrhea


Eating Tips for Alternating Type IBS (IBS-A)


Eating Tips for Gas and Bloating


7. Special IBS Diets


Tips for Success on a Special Diet


The Gluten-Free Diet


The Low-FODMAP Diet


The Elimination Diet


Going Grain Free


8. Handling Symptoms


Pain Management


Handling Diarrhea Episodes


Constipation Tips


Bathroom Accidents


Gas and Bloating Tips


9. Daily Life


Dealing with Unpredictability


Work Life


School Life


Getting Around


10. Your Social Life


Choosing the Right People


Telling Others


Social Outings


Restaurants


Your Dating Life


Your Sex Life


11. Family Life


Marriage


Being a Parent


When Your Child Has IBS


12. Stress Management


The Stress Response


Relaxation Exercises


Healthy Thinking


Self-Esteem


Mindfulness


Financial Stress


13. Self-Care Strategies


Healthy Gut Bacteria


Physical Exercise


Get Better Sleep


Beyond IBS


Essential Resources


Bibliography


Acknowledgments


Index