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  • Published: 2 August 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241530030
  • Imprint: Penguin Life
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $35.00

Managing IBS



The definitive guide to understanding and managing irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome is a complex and frustrating condition that is not yet fully understood but affects an astounding ten per cent of the global population.

The troubling conundrum is that the most common IBS symptoms are also manifestations of several other gastrointestinal disorders, and IBS is also closely associated with many physical and mental health conditions. Unfortunately, IBS patients don't often get the right advice or the support they need.

In Managing IBS, Dr Lisa Das, UK-leading gastroenterologist and IBS specialist, offers practical, empowering and evidence-based advice on how to manage and treat the condition successfully. Sharing a wealth of accessible information and drawing on decades of experience, Dr Das will explore everything from what IBS is and how the digestive system works, to risk factors, the gut-brain axis, gut microbiome, IBS symptom red flags, and dietary, psychological and lifestyle treatments.

This essential and concise guide will equip you with all the answers you need to take your health into your own hands and better understand, manage and treat IBS.

  • Published: 2 August 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241530030
  • Imprint: Penguin Life
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $35.00

About the author

Lisa Das

Dr Lisa Das is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and IBS Specialist based in London, with 23 years of experience diagnosing and treating IBS in the US and UK. As the UK's first Community Gastroenterology Consultant at Bart's Health NHS Trust, where she worked until early 2020, Das has been uniquely well-positioned to understand the challenges around IBS encountered by both health practitioners and patients alike.

Dr Das has also contributed to TV's Dr Christian Will See you Now and has been featured in several Cosmopolitan articles shedding light on the disorder. Her passion for deepening IBS understanding and emphasising the importance of a strong patient-doctor relationship brings Managing IBS to life.

Praise for Managing IBS

'Dr Lisa Das has written the definitive guide to managing IBS. Drawing on her many years of experience as a UK-leading gastroenterologist and IBS specialist, she has created a brilliant and insightful book offering thoughtful, comprehensive advice and evidence-based solutions to an incredibly frustrating, challenging, and complex condition. This much-needed resource to enhance patient understanding of not only how the gut normally functions but also explains in easy-to-understand language a range of cutting-edge concepts which explain how symptoms can occur due to abnormalities in the way that the gut and the brain communicate with each other or due to abnormalities in gut bacteria. This book is absolutely essential reading for anyone wanting to learn how to navigate life with IBS'

Professor Qasim Aziz, Professor of Neurogastroenterology, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary College University of London

'Lisa Das is a highly experienced and empathic clinician who has been clinically active with a wide spectrum of IBS patients for many years. With this book she has collated the science of what is a complex disorder and produced an understandable and accurate picture. Building from those principles, what follows is an extremely practical guide to the condition and how to navigate it on a daily basis. Avoiding the pitfalls of fad diets and knowing when to explore the complementary approaches of what may work for the patient as an individual. I commend the practicality and patient-centeredness of this book and will recommend it to patients in our care'

Professor Anton Emmanuel

This book is an absolute must read for every health care professional who has been asked for advice from their patients suffering from symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. More importantly, it has the potential to become the A-Z of IBS, or the "go to" resource for anyone who has been affected by this common, life altering disorder, to help them improve their quality of life. It is written in a clear, inclusive style by an author who is so obviously both enormously experienced and sincerely empathetic with her patients. Dr Lisa Das seeks to make them feel empowered to help themselves and to understand what they can contribute to minimise their symptoms'

Professor Dame Lesley Regan

'Drawing on her many years of experience as a UK-leading gastroenterologist and IBS specialist, Lisa provides a comprehensive guide to understanding IBS, and a timely reminder that no one should suffer in silence'

Jo Cunningham, Clinical Director of The Gut Health Clinic

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