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Mayo Clinic on Digestive Health

How to Prevent and Treat Common Stomach and Gut Problems

If digestive problems are some of the most common reasons why people seek medical care, why do the majority of Americans know so little about their causes and treatment options? Mayo Clinic on Digestive Health is the fundamental guide for diagnosing, managing, and treating common digestive issues.

Every year, millions of Americans seek medical help for painful digestive health issues. Heartburn, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation are just a few of the most common offenders. But did you know simple, everyday matters, like eating habits, physical activity, stress, and certain medications, can all cause digestive issues? If you’re experiencing symptoms of an unhealthy gut, your stomach may be sending you a warning sign.

In Mayo Clinic on Digestive Health, the gastroenterologists at Mayo Clinic dive into everything there is to know about digestive health. From explaining the ins and outs of gut microbiome—like why guts “go bad” and how you can improve your gut’s health—to outlining certain tests that help diagnose common digestive issues, this newly revised manual provides a constructive guide for understanding stomach and gut problems.

Additionally, this book gives invaluable tips for diagnosing, treating, and preventing some of the most common digestive conditions and diseases affecting Americans today, like Crohn’s disease, diverticular disease, colorectal cancer, gallbladder disease, ulcers, GERD, celiac disease, and other food intolerances.

Now with more than 300 pages of revised content following the latest medical research, the Mayo Clinic on Digestive Health will help you learn how to spot the symptoms of these common—and not so common—digestive issues.
 

Sahil Khanna, M.B.B.S., is a gastroenterologist and internist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where he heads the Comprehensive Gastroenterology Interest Group within the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Dr. Khanna also works as associate professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. In his research, he focuses on epidemiology, fecal microbiota transplantation, microbiome research, and emerging therapeutics and outcomes for Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) infection. Dr. Khanna currently serves as a fellow for the American College of Gastroenterology and has been honored with numerous awards, including the Miles and Shirley Fiterman Award, the Mayo Brothers Distinguished Fellowship Award, and the Most Distinguished Resident Physician Award from the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin.