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Digestive Disorders Handbook & Resource Guide

This title is designed to bring together crucial information for those suffering from digestive disorders—it is estimated that 60 to 70 million people in the U.S. are affected by all digestive diseases—and their wider support network. For those providing support to individuals with digestive disorders, this resource provides easy-to-understand and helpful information and connects readers to many sources of knowledge and assistance. The Digestive Disorders Handbook & Resource Guide offers statistics, both national and state, as well as discussions about treatment and outcomes, and includes details on types of digestive disorders including inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, liver disease, and gastrointestinal issues generally.

Studies & Statistics About Digestive Disorders: This four-color section is more than 300 pages and includes detailed reports, maps, graphs and tables from sources such as the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health. Coverage is current,
comprehensive, and discusses the prevalence of digestive disorders in children and adults, causes, treatments, and co-existing conditions.
Digestive Disorders Resources: This section includes information on a variety of digestive disorders, applicable to people of all ages. An informative description is given, followed by a variety of resources for patients, their families, peers, and caregivers.
Co-occurring Conditions: This section details numerous specific conditions that
also commonly affect individuals with digestive disorders, with detailed descriptions
on each condition and informative resources for readers.
• Additional sections include a Glossary, Entry Index, and Geographic Index.

The Digestive Disorders Handbook & Resource Guide is a necessary reference for public and academic libraries, as well as health care collections, providing information crucial to those living with digestive disorders, their broader support network, case workers, social workers, and other health care providers.