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Understanding Indigestion & Ulcers

Understanding Indigestion & Ulcers

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Virtually everyone has had indigestion at some time and for most people it's simply a minor nuisance. More often then not, it happens when you've overindulged or eaten something that doesn't agree with you and it only lasts for a short time. For some people the symptoms can be persistent and so severe that they intefere with everyday life. The symptoms may be caused by some undiagnosed problem within the digestive system, which needs to be properly identified and treated by a doctor. This book will help you distinguish between minor symptoms, which you can safley treat yourself and those that need further investigation.


  • Introduction
  • Normal digestion
  • Do you need to see your doctor?
  • Treating indgestion yourself
  • What your doctor will do
  • Heartburn
  • Peptic ulcers and H. pylori
  • Peptic ulcers - other causes and complications
  • Treating peptic ulcers
  • Non-ulcer dyspepsia
  • Stomach cancer
  • Remeber....
  • Useful addresses
  • Index

About the authors

Professor C.J Hawkey - is a professor of Gastroenterology at Nottingham University and founding chairman of the Nottingham Gut Group. He was educated in Oxford and trained at the Middlesex Hospital. He has worked in many hospitals in England treating and researching this therputic area.

Dr N.J.D Wright - is a specalist registrar in Gastroenterology at the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham. His research interests include the interactions between Helicobacter pylori and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in the causation of peptic ulcers

Dr Tony Smith - family Doctor Publications' Medical Editor-in-Chief was for many years Deputy Editor of the British Medical Journal and continues to work as an Assiciate Editor. He is the Medical Editor of both the Complete Family Health Encylopaedia and the Family Doctor Home Advisor

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