Written by an M.D. gastroenterologist and IBS expert, this ebook integrates the latest medical science and understanding of IBS with a whole being and mind/brain - body/gut approach to diagnosis and treatment. It is Dedicated to You, the Patient. 'IF YOU HAVE IBS, you'll find the answers to three questions on a short journey through this ebook, which includes 90 photographs and illustrations to help you see and understand clearly: What is it? What causes it? How can I get well? AND, IBS is one of over 30 Functional GI Disorders (FGIDs), including heartburn that does not respond to treatment with powerful acid reducing drugs, upper abdominal pain (epigastric pain and/or dyspepsia) unresponsive to ulcer treatment, and abdominal bloating (with or without abdominal enlargement, called distention). IBS and FGIDs are all interrelated and commonly occur together. They share common causes. SO this ebook will help if you suffer with any FGID. AND, most patients with IBS and other FGIDs also have one or more symptom syndromes, such as fibromyalgia, fatigue, headaches, back pain, and interstitial cystitis (painful bladder). Medical tests are usually normal. Nevertheless, these diseases are real. They are not imagined, and they are not mental illnesses. They are all interrelated and share common causes. SO this ebook can help. This ebook was written for patients of the Ohio Gastroenterology Group in Columbus, Ohio. but it is now available in online bookstores. The ebook will be continually updated.'