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My Tummy Hurts : A Complete Guide to Understanding and Treating Your Child's Stomachaches - Joseph Levy

My Tummy Hurts

A Complete Guide to Understanding and Treating Your Child's Stomachaches

Paperback Published: 1st January 2004
ISBN: 9780743236065
Number Of Pages: 288

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Most parents feel insecure about appraising the symptoms, and evaluating the degree of discomfort: all they can see is that their child is in pain. My Tummy Hurts will provide parents and care-givers with a guide devoted to the puzzling and often frightening topic of stomachaches. It will equip them with the ability to ask the right questions, to identify the problem(s), to offer practical advice, and to draw a clearer road map: how to manage common problems and how to recognize the important factors that make the difference between benign forms of pain and those requiring immediate or even urgent medical attention. My Tummy Hurts will cover the issues and necessary guidelines that play a central role in the health of growing children. It will allow the care-giver to handle the problem with a clear head and factual understanding of the possible triggers for discomfort, discovering the culprits and acting effectively. Taking care of children is a partnership between the caregiver and the healthcare provider. The better the communication is between them, the better the care will be. Therefore, Part I of My Tummy Hurts is developed to provide a general foundation on how the digestive system works its components and inter-relationships. Part II discusses the causes and function of pain, while Part III gives parents a wealth of information to help them decide if their child's pain is manageable or if it requries a visit to the doctor. Part IV addresses serious digestive problems that must be treated by a specialist, each chapter outlining the current thinking on a wide variety of conditions, their clinical symptoms, what is needed to confirm the diagnosis, as well as the management options on hand.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Knowledge Is Power
The Digestive System and How It Works
Nutrition: What to Eat, When to Eat, and How Much to Eat
Why Does the Tummy Hurt? Pinpointing Pain
Why Does the Intestine Hurt?
Chronic Pain and How Emotions Affect the Gut
Digestive Detective: Diagnostic Gastrointestinal Tests
The Most Common Gastrointestinal Disorders
Feeding Difficulties in Infants
How to Cope with Infantile Colic
What Causes Reflux and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease?
The Causes of Intestinal Gas and the Low-Gas Diet
Understanding and Managing Lactose Intolerance
Diarrhea and How to Treat It
Nonspecific Diarrhea of Childhood
Constipation and Withholding
When It's More Than Just Pain
Choosing a Pediatric Gastroenterologist
Celiac Disease: More Than Bellyaches and Diarrhea
Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease
Helicobacter pylori, Ulcers, and Gastritis: How and When to Treat Them
Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
Pancreatitis
Liver Diseases: What Are Jaundice, Hepatitis, and Cirrhosis in Children?
Afterword
Appendix
Glossary
Index
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ISBN: 9780743236065
ISBN-10: 0743236068
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st January 2004
Publisher: FIRESIDE BOOKS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.58 x 15.85  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1

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