A staggering one in four women suffers some kind of gastrointestinal disorder. Some conditions, like irritable bowel syndrome, afflict more than twice as many women as men. Yet all too often, women suffer in silence—or fail to benefit when they receive the same treatment as men.
Now, in this accessible, comprehensive guide, one of the country’s leading gastroenterologists, Dr. Cynthia Yoshida, provides the answers every woman needs, starting with a tour of the female GI system and the profound role sex hormones play. Brought to you by the American Gastroenterological Association, the book features the newest breakthrough medical treatments, plus advice on diet and gentle natural therapies that really work. No More Digestive Problems includes:
• Handling the effects of PMS, pregnancy, and menopause
• The surprising influence of weight on digestion—with vital information
on eating disorders
• Combating common ills from bloating, belching, and heartburn
to the runs and constipation
• Meeting the challenges of reflux (GERD), food intolerances, irritable bowel
syndrome (IBS), and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
• The crucial facts about women and colon cancer—and how to reduce your risk
Filled with revealing patient anecdotes, self-help tips, information on standard tests, and important questions you may want to ask your physician, here is an invaluable—and potentially lifesaving—resource for women of all ages.
About the Author
Cynthia Yoshida, M.D., is associate professor at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville and the director of the university's all-women's GI clinic. In addition to her numerous research publications, she is a frequent speaker at national and international medical conferences, and a recognized media spokesperson on women's digestive health.
Deborah Kotz is a health journalist who regularly works with bestselling authors as well as publishing articles in the "Washington Post, Good Housekeeping, McCalls, Parents, and other magazines.?
"From the Trade Paperback edition.
Dr. Barry Sears is recognized as one of the world's leading medical researchers on the hormonal effects of food. He is the author of the number one New York Times bestseller The Zone as well as Mastering the Zone, Zone-Perfect Meals in Minutes, Zone Food Blocks, A Week in the Zone, The Age-Free Zone, The Top 100 Zone Foods, The Soy Zone, The Omega Rx Zone, Zone Meals in Seconds, and What to Eat in the Zone. His books have sold more than five million copies and have been translated into twenty-two languages in forty countries. He continues his research on the inflammatory process as the president of the nonprofit Inflammation Research Foundation in Marblehead, Massachusetts. The father of two grown daughters, he lives in Swampscott, Massachusetts, with his wife, Lynn.
"Yoshida offers detailed planning suggestions so that readers may obtain maximum benefit from a doctor visit, including questions to ask and information to provide.... For Yoshida, “celebrating yourself as a woman is a vital part of staying healthy,” and in this astonishingly comprehensive and well-written work, she offers many ways to do that."