New Digestive Disorders White Paper Issued by Johns Hopkins

2012 Johns Hopkins Digestive Disorders White PaperJohns Hopkins Medicine has issued a new research White Paper, The 2012 Johns Hopkins Digestive Disorders White Paper, written by H. Franklin Herlong, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine and Director, Clinical Hepatology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

The new 83 page White Paper includes a “thorough overview of what the medical field knows about upper and lower digestive tract disorders (including everything from gastroesophageal reflux disease [GERD] to peptic ulcers, and irritable bowel syndrome to colorectal polyps) and conditions that affect the liver, gallbladder and pancreas,” according to a recent Johns Hopkins Health Alert about the 2012 Digestive Disorders White Paper.

“In The 2012 Johns Hopkins Digestive Disorders White Paper, you will discover exciting advances and the most useful, current information to help you prevent or treat conditions affecting the digestive tract,” the publisher states. “The encouraging news is that the symptoms of digestive disorders can be alleviated, and often completely eliminated, with the right combination of medication, dietary changes, exercise, stress reduction and surgery,” according to the publisher.

The The 2012 Johns Hopkins Digestive Disorders White Paper can be purchased online (as a PDF document) from Johns Hopkins Medicine.

The publisher, Johns Hopkins Medicine, is affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, and Johns Hopkins Hospital, which has been “rated #1 of America’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report,” according to the publisher.

Contents of The 2012 Johns Hopkins Digestive Disorders White Paper

According to the Johns Hopkins Health Alert, The 2012 Johns Hopkins Digestive Disorders White Paper contains “a thorough overview of what the medical field knows about the most common digestive disorders today,” including:

  • Celiac disease
  • Constipation
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulosis and diverticulitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gastritis
  • GERD
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Ulcerative colitis, and
  • Ulcers

“You will learn how to prevent these diseases and, when symptoms arise, the best ways for you and your doctor to diagnose and treat them,” Johns Hopkins states in its Health Alert about the new White Paper. “In The 2012 Johns Hopkins Digestive Disorders White Paper, specialists from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine report in depth on the latest digestive disorders prevention strategies and treatments,” the Johns Hopkins Health Alert states.

“The symptoms of digestive disorders can be alleviated, and often completely eliminated, with the right combination of medication, dietary changes, exercise, stress reduction and, as a last resort, surgery,” according to the Health Alert.

“Learning as much as possible about the causes, effects and treatments for your digestive disorder is the first step toward living a fuller life with minimal discomfort and physical limitations,” the Health Alert states.

The 2012 Johns Hopkins Digestive Disorders White Paper contains information which, according to the publisher, is designed to help you:

  • Recognize and respond to symptoms and changes as they occur.
  • Communicate effectively with your doctor, ask informed questions and understand the answers.
  • Make the right decisions, based on an understanding of the newest drugs, the latest treatments and the most promising research. and
  • Take control over your condition and act out of knowledge rather than fear.

Here is a sample of some of the information contained in the Digestive Disorders White Paper highlighted by the Johns Hopkins Health Alert:

  • Is your heartburn medication causing dangerous side effects? Considering the safety concerns of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).
  • Esophageal cancer: Six measures that may improve your odds of preventing this rare but life-threatening cancer.
  • Fiber facts that can help with the GI blues.
  • How to prevent traveler’s diarrhea.
  • The latest thinking on the link between celiac disease and depression.
  • Beyond colonoscopy: Other screening tests you should know about.

According to the Johns Hopkins Health Alert, each of the Johns Hopkins research White Papers contain detailed medical information about the conditions covered, including:

  • A thorough overview of the condition, its causes and symptoms…
  • Treatment options, with a Johns Hopkins recommendation on each…
  • Groundbreaking new research and a review of the latest studies…
  • Drugs used to treat the condition, with precautions on avoiding harmful side effects…
  • A glossary of medical terms you need to understand…
  • Health information organizations, support groups… and more.

 

Free Digestive Disorders Special Report: Tips for optimal digestive health

Johns Hopkins Digestive Disorders Special Report - Taking Good Care of Your GutWith a purchase of The 2012 Johns Hopkins Digestive Disorders White Paper, Johns Hopkins offers a free Digestive Disorders Special Report, entitled: “Taking Good Care of Your Gut; Tips for optimal digestive health.”

Here is a summary of some of the contents of the Digestive Disorders Special Report, as provided by the Johns Hopkins Health Alert:

  • Maybe It’s Not “Just Heartburn”: Occasional heartburn can be treated with over-the-counter antacids. But if you have any of these symptoms, talk to your doctor to rule out more serious problems.
  • Should You Try Probiotics? Evidence is mounting that these “friendly bacteria” can help treat many digestive problems, such as IBS and Crohn’s disease. See how they work and are used, and whether they might relieve your gastrointestinal issues.
  • New Ways to Look Inside: The benefits and drawbacks of patient-friendly imaging tools including the “video pill” and virtual colonoscopy. How do state-of-the-art tools compare with established diagnostic exams?
  • Making Friends with Fiber: Getting enough dietary fiber is an easy way to prevent or treat a wide variety of digestive complaints. See which foods deliver the most fiber.
  • How to Avoid a Foodborne Illness: Follow these guidelines to choose, store, prepare and serve food in ways that minimize the health risks that result in 76 million infections and 325,000 hospitalizations annually.”

The 2012 Johns Hopkins Digestive Disorders White Paper can be purchased online from Johns Hopkins Medical, as an 83 page PDF download, and with a purchase, the Digestive Disorders White Paper will be mailed to you, the publisher states.

More Information

For information on C-Dif/ Extreme Diarrhea, see the HelpingYouCare™ resource pages on C-Dif/ Extreme Diarrhea, including:

See also the HelpingYouCare™ resource pages on Bladder & Bowel Control/ Incontinence Problems, including:

And, see the HelpingYouCare™ resource pages on 14 different Medical Conditions Commonly Faced by Seniors, including resource pages for each of these 14 conditions on:

  • What is it; Causes;
  • Symptoms & Diagnosis;
  • Prevention;
  • Treatments; and
  • Caregiving.

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