Gastroenterology

Joel J. Heidelbaugh

Chapter contents

Epidemiology and Social Impact of Gastrointestinal Disease

843

Pancreas

861

Approach to the Patient with Gastrointestinal Complaints

843

Acute Pancreatitis

861

The Abdominal Examination

844

Chronic Pancreatitis

862

Common Pediatric Gastrointestinal Disorders

844

Pancreatic Cancer

863

Infantile Regurgitation

844

Lower Gastrointestinal Tract

863

Diarrhea and Dehydration

844

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

863

Appendicitis

846

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

866

Common Adult Gastrointestinal Disorders

847

Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding

868

Stomach and Duodenum

848

Diverticular Disease

870

Gallbladder

855

Celiac Disease

872

Cholelithiasis and Cholecystitis

855

Colorectal Cancer

873

Liver

856

Hepatitis

856

Cirrhosis

859

He who does not mind his belly will hardly mind anything else.

Samuel Johnson (1763)

Thought depends absolutely on the stomach, but in spite of that, those who have the best stomachs are not the best thinkers.

Voltaire (1770)

Truth About Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Truth About Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, also known as IBS, is a condition in which the bowel does not function as it should. If you are one that has been diagnosed with IBS, then there is a real need to find the help to relieve the symptoms you are facing.

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