Gastrointestinal Problems, Your Questions Answered

Gastrointestinal Problems

Your Questions Answered

By John Hebden, BSc, MD, FRCP, Consultant, Physician/Gastroenterologist, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Sheffield, UK; Mark Donnelly, FRCP, Consultant, Physician/Gastroenterologist, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Sheffield, UK; and Mark Rickets, BSc, DGM, DRCOG, MRCGP, General Practitioner, The Nightingale Practice, London, UK; Joint Head of GP Development, City and Hackney PCT, London, UK


Preface
How to use this book
The mouth and disorders of swallowing
Dyspepsia and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
Other upper gastrointestinal problems
Jaundice and liver disease
Iron deficiency anaemia
Irritable bowel syndrome
Constipation
Diarrhoea
Rectal bleeding and bowel cancer
Extraintestinal manifestations of gastrointestinal tract disease
Nutrition and obesity diets
Screening and surveillance in gastroenterology
Investigations in gastroenterology
Drug therapy in gastroenterology
Chemotherapy in gastrointestinal tract cancers
Appendix 1: Useful organisations and websites
Appendix 2: Drugs commonly used in gastroenterological practice
References
List of patient questions