Synopses & Reviews
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is one of the most common reasons for a visit to the doctor in the United States, Europe, and other parts of the Western world. Even so, the majority of patients who have IBS do not seek medical care, which may be because of fear, embarrassment, or the lack of effective treatments. IBS affects both genders and all races. Recent data shows that 14 to 24 percent of women and 5 to 19 percent of men in the United States and Great Britain have IBS. If you have IBS, you are undoubtedly familiar with the link between your condition, your comfort, and what you eat or drink. Elaine Magee gives you positive advice about what foods you should eat almost every day, and whether you suffer from IBS constipation, IBS diarrhea predominant, or the type of IBS that includes both conditions. Easy-to-use tables list what foods are good for diarrhea, and for constipation, and which foods cause bloating or gastrointestinal distress.