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My Tummy Hurts: A Complete Guide to Understanding and Treating Your Childs Stomachaches Joseph Levy

My Tummy Hurts: A Complete Guide to Understanding and Treating Your Childs Stomachaches

Joseph Levy

Published May 11th 2004
ISBN : 9780743258661
ebook
288 pages
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 About the Book 

A road map for understanding and managing childrens stomach problems -- from symptoms to treatment, and everything in betweenFrom babys colic to an older childs complaint of my tummy hurts, abdominal distress is painful for kids and worrisomeMoreA road map for understanding and managing childrens stomach problems -- from symptoms to treatment, and everything in betweenFrom babys colic to an older childs complaint of my tummy hurts, abdominal distress is painful for kids and worrisome to parents, ranking second only to upper respiratory tract infections as the most common reason for non-routine visits to the pediatrician. In many cases, the discomfort is easily remedied and even prevented -- but some kinds of pain indicate a more serious affliction. How can parents make the distinction?Drawing from more than two decades of experience as a pediatric gastroenterologist, Dr. Joseph Levy offers a prescriptive guide to childrens digestive complaints. My Tummy Hurts equips parents with the information they need to help alleviate their childrens pain and prevent many disorders from occurring. Theyll discover how to ask the right questions, identify problems, recognize the symptoms requiring urgent medical attention, and much more, including:How the digestive system works and why it sometimes malfunctionsThe major causes of stomachachesIdentifying disease triggers, including those related to stress and dietWhat to do if your child is lactose- or wheat-intolerantMy Tummy Hurts, organized for easy reference, is an indispensable handbook for parents and caregivers.