Basic Consumer Health Information About Diseases and Disorders That Impact the Upper and Lower Digestive System
Baker & Taylor Alphabetically arranged entries cover acute and chronic digestive diseases and functional disorders from appendicitis to Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
Book News Offering basic information for the layperson on the digestive problems plaguing some 60 million Americans annually, this sourcebook alphabetically covers acute and chronic diseases and functional disorders from appendicitis to Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. An initial section on maintaining a healthy digestive tract treats such topics as the harmful effects of medicines and smoking, and remedies for upset stomachs. Entries cover symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, complications, prevalence, resources, and any related disorders. Includes diagrams, a dictionary, and directory of relevant organizations. The reviewer can vouch for the accuracy of the information on Crohn's disease. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)