Written to educate those who feel they may be experiencing the pain and embarrassment of lower gastrointestinal disorders, this book is directed to the general public and primary care physicians. The text succinctly discusses common gastrointestinal disorders of function and in particular, IBS and related disorders. This text is a tool for those who are learning about their condition or those who are looking to move to the next step in their treatment.
1. What Do We Mean by Lower GI Disorders? 2. Which Parts of the Body Are Affected? 3. Who Is Most Affected by Lower GI Disorders? 4. What Causes Lower GI Disorders? 5. How Are Lower GI Disorders Diagnosed? 6. How Are Lower GI Disorders Treated? 7. What Might the Future Hold for Understanding or treating Lower GI Disorders?