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  1. Brochure, Fact Sheet: IBS Questions and Answers

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    By: Douglas A. Drossman, MD

    This in-depth overview of IBS includes information on symptoms, causes, diagnosis, management, and treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. Written in collaboration by IFFGD and physicians noted for their knowledge about IBS. Newly revised and updated 2013.

    Also available offline as a glossy color brochure (3.5" x 8.5"). Contact IFFGD for details.

    Non-Member Price: FREE View PDF
  2. Brochure, Fact Sheet: Current Pharmacologic Treatments of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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    By: Anthony J. Lembo, MD

    Pharmacologic treatments for IBS are usually aimed at improving the predominant IBS symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal pain. The most common classes of drugs currently used are laxatives, antidiarrheals, antispasmodics, antidepressants, and 5-HT modulators. A review of indications, methods of action, and side effects associated with commonly available agents used to treat IBS.

    Non-Member Price: FREE View PDF
  3. Brochure: Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS)

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    By: Evelin Eichler, M.S., R.D., L.D.; Richard W. McCallum, MD; Susan Schneck, MA; William F. Norton, Communications Director, IFFGD

    This publication is intended to help people with short bowel syndrome (SBS) and their family members understand why symptoms occur and provide an overview on how SBS can be managed.

    Non-Member Price: FREE View PDF
  4. Brochure, Fact Sheet: Living with and Managing Fecal Incontinence and Regaining Control

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    By: Nancy J. Norton, President, IFFGD

    A personal account of living with fecal incontinence and helpful tips for regaining control of your life.

    Also available offline as a glossy color brochure (3.5" x 8.5"). Contact IFFGD for details.

    This publication is also available in Spanish. Go»

    Non-Member Price: FREE View PDF
  5. Brochure, Fact Sheet: Strategies for Establishing Bowel Control

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    By: Mary K. Plummer, OTR, BCIA-PMBD

    Bowel training refers to behavioral programs designed to help people with bowel disorders establish or reestablish control. Individuals with symptoms of inability to control bowel movements, incomplete emptying, or chronic constipation may benefit from these programs.

    Also available offline as a glossy color brochure (3.5" x 8.5"). Contact IFFGD for details.

    Non-Member Price: FREE View PDF
  6. Brochure, Fact Sheet: Colorectal Cancer and Continence

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    By: Joshua A. Katz, MD; Bruce A. Orkin, MD

    Since it involves the lower gastrointestinal tract, treatment of colon and rectal cancer frequently affects bowel function and, at times, continence. This article will attempt to show how colorectal cancer therapy, both surgical and medical, may affect fecal continence.

    Also available offline as a glossy color brochure (3.5" x 8.5"). Contact IFFGD for details.

    Non-Member Price: FREE View PDF
  7. Brochure, Fact Sheet: Changes in Pelvic Floor Function at Childbirth and After Delivery

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    By: Anne M Weber, MD, MS

    There is no doubt that the structures of the pelvis go through dramatic changes during pregnancy and at the time of vaginal childbirth. For vaginal childbirth to occur, the baby must be able to fit past the pelvic muscles and connective tissue. There is usually some amount of stretching or tearing that allows this to happen. 

    Can the management of pregnancy or delivery be modified to minimize the chance of injury? If injury occurs, what can be done to maximize the chance of recovery so that symptoms do not develop? What treatments are available?

    Also available offline as a glossy color brochure (3.5" x 8.5"). Contact IFFGD for details

    Non-Member Price: FREE View PDF
  8. Brochure, Fact Sheet: Bowel Incontinence and Aging

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    By: William F. Norton, Communications Director, IFFGD; Jeanette Tries, PhD, OTR

    Easy Read Format. Many things happen as we age that makes a loss of bowel control more likely. Illness, injury, changes in bowel habits and other factors affect the ability to stay in control. Loss of bowel control is surprisingly common. It happens to a lot of people. There are a number of ways to be helped. This pamphlet will help you understand what is wrong and what you can do about it.

    Also available offline as a glossy color brochure (3.5" x 8.5"). Contact IFFGD for details.

    This publication is also available in Spanish. Go»

    Non-Member Price: FREE View PDF
  9. Brochure, Fact Sheet: Changes in Bowel Control at Childbirth

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    By: William F. Norton, Communications Director, IFFGD; Jeanette Tries, PhD, OTR

    Easy Read Format. Many women develop bowel control problems during or after pregnancy. Changes can occur in muscles and nerves that control the ability to hold in gas, urine, or stool. These problems may begin right away or years after delivery. This article reviews causes, ways to improve bowel control, and tips on finding help. Also available offline as a glossy color brochure (3.5" x 8.5"). Contact IFFGD for details.

    This publication is also available in Spanish. Go»

    Non-Member Price: FREE View PDF
  10. Brochure: Medical Treatment and Management of Fecal Incontinence

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    By: William F. Norton, Communications Director, IFFGD

    Easy Read Format. Many otherwise healthy people suffer from incontinence or loss of bowel control. Fecal incontinence (also called bowel incontinence) strikes people of all ages. It involves the accidental loss of solid or liquid stool. If you experience incontinence here are some things you need to know.

    Also available offline as a glossy color brochure (3.5" x 8.5"). Contact IFFGD for details.

    This publication is also available in Spanish. Go»

    Non-Member Price: FREE View PDF
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