Constipation, Diarrhea, Gas, and the Intestine

  • Martin H. Floch
Part of the Topics in Gastroenterology book series (TGEN)


The topics of this chapter are grouped together because they often result in abdominal pain or cramps, increased flatus or eructation, or diarrhea or constipation. At times an etiology is found, but most often the patient is plagued and a nutritional approach to the symptoms is sought. The nutritional advice given such patients can be of enormous help or useless, but should always be on a sound physiologic basis. The following, I hope, is a rational approach to using the diet as the treatment of these patients.


Apple Juice Lactose Intolerance Acute Diarrhea Secretory Diarrhea Carbohydrate Food 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin H. Floch
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Yale University School of MedicineUSA
  2. 2.Department of Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology and NutritionNorwalk HospitalUSA

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