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Gastrointestinal Diseases and Disorders Sourcebook, 5th Edition

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Various statistics show that approximately 60–70 million people in the United States have been affected by digestive diseases. The mortality rate due to digestive diseases in 2009 was 245,921. According to the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2018, 7.9 million Americans were admitted to the emergency departments and 37.2 million Americans had visited physicians due to various digestive disorders. Improvements in diagnostic and surgical procedures have given hope to people affected with digestive diseases and helped them live longer, healthier, and more productive lives.

Gastrointestinal Diseases and Disorders Sourcebook, Fifth Edition provides basic consumer information about the digestive system and gastrointestinal diseases and disorders, along with their symptoms, causes, diagnosis, surgical procedures, and treatment. It also includes the various types of cancers that affect the gastrointestinal tract. The book concludes with a glossary of related terms and a list of resources for additional help and information.

Part 1: Introduction to the Digestive System explains the anatomy, physiology, and functions of the digestive system. It describes the importance of maintaining a healthy digestive system and provides tips to keep your gut in check. It also includes a brief discussion of the effects of smoking and common medicines on the organs of the digestive system.

Part 2: Diagnostic and Surgical Procedures Used for Gastrointestinal Disorders describes the different types of diagnostic tests of the gastrointestinal tract and other parts of the digestive system. It provides a detailed explanation of the different types of endoscopic procedures and a few common gastrointestinal surgical procedures.

Part 3: Disorders of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract explains in detail the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, diet, and nutrition of the most common disorders of the upper gastrointestinal tract such as dyspepsia, Barrett esophagus, gastroesophageal reflux disease, dysphagia, peptic ulcers, and gastroparesis.

Part 4: Disorders of the Lower Gastrointestinal Tract gives a detailed explanation about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, diet, and nutrition of the most common disorders of the lower gastrointestinal tract such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), appendicitis, gallstones, diverticulosis and diverticulitis, and colon polyps.

Part 5: Disorders of the Digestive System’s Solid Organs: The Liver and Pancreas talk about the disorders of solid organs of the digestive system such as the liver and pancreas. Some of these disorders include viral hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, and pancreatitis.

Part 6: Cancers of the Gastrointestinal Tract discusses the different types of cancers that occur in the gastrointestinal tract. It also discusses the causes, prevention, and treatment of these cancers.

Part 7: Food Intolerances and Infectious Disorders of the Gastrointestinal Tract provides an overview of food allergies and the different food and food additives that cause infectious disorders in the gastrointestinal tract. They include milk, peanut, egg, seafood, wheat, and soy along with details on health problems related to food allergies and tips to avoid them.

Part 8: Additional Help and Information includes a glossary of terms related to gastrointestinal diseases and disorders and a d

Standard Features in the Health Reference Series

  • Library Binding, 6 x 9
  • 550-650 pages per volume
  • Easy-to-use volumes organized into parts and chapters. Parts focus on broad areas of interest. Chapters are devoted to single topics within a part.
  • Authoritative content from respected government agencies and institutes, university research centers, professional medical associations, and non-profit health organizations.
  • Comprehensive chapters feature generous use of headings and subheadings for ease of navigation.
  • Tables, charts, and illustrations display statistical data and supplement explanations.
  • Helpful glossary provides definitions of technical terms.
  • Resource directories with contact information highlight organizations that can provide further information and support.
  • Professionally prepared master index provides easy access to descriptive information, definitions, and related concepts.