Daily Life with Digestive Concerns
Annotation:Mayo Clinic - Discusses soluble and insoluble fiber, how much we need in our diets, and tips for getting more fiber.
Annotation:FamilyDoctor.org, American Academy of Family Physicians - A good summary of the amounts of fiber that should be in your diet, depending on age and sex, a table how much fiber is in common foods, and a reminder that any changes in your diet should be done slowly.
Annotation:National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health - Suggestions on how to change the foods you eat, to avoid problems with bowel control.
Annotation:National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health - Presents steps you can take to manage your bowel control problem. This article is part of a series in the Let's Talk about Bowel Control, The Bowel Control Awareness Campaign (BCAC).
Annotation:FamilyDoctor.org, American Academy of Family Physicians - This article discusses the importance of fiber, foods, and stress in controlling the symptoms of IBS.
Annotation:Mayo Clinic - Discusses the effects of smoking, alcohol, stress and NSAIDS on ulcers.
Annotation:FamilyDoctor.org, American Academy of Family Physicians - Describes how antacids and acid reducers work, possible side effects and interactions with other medications as well as counter-indications for use of these medications.
Annotation:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Noroviruses spread easily, causing more than 20 million gastroenteritis cases each year in the U.S. There's no vaccine to prevent norovirus infection and no drug to treat it. Wash your hands often and follow simple tips to stay virus-free.
Annotation:International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders - Tips on how to face holidays and travel when you have a digestive disorder.
Annotation:Michael Castleman and SeniorNet - This is an excellent article on coping strategies for chronic conditions.
Annotation:Mayo Clinic - Clear discussion of how stress can affect your health and how to cope.
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