Written by a sufferer of ulcerative colitis and journalist who has been speaking out about such painful and common conditions, this book provides advice on how to cope with IBS, Crohn's, ulcerative colitis and other inflammatory gut disorders. One in five people in the UK suffer from lower gut disorders, which can be extremely painful and embarrassing. In "The Good Gut Guide", Stephanie Zinser confronts these often ignored problems, with chapters on: irritable bowel syndrome; ulcerative colitis; Crohn's disease; coeliac disease; diverticulosis; haemorrhoids; and bowel cancer. This comprehensive book is not only a medical resource, but also aims to give support on all elements of life as a sufferer of inflammatory gut disorders. The psychological effect of these debilitating and embarrassing illnesses is considered, with advice on how to cope with depression, hospitals and sexual relationships.