Unique book explains how to ease nausea, vomiting and other symptoms related to stomach and gastrointestinal system

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Laura A. Dotson and Kenneth L. Koch, M.D. release ‘Comforting Your Uncomfortable Stomach’

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In “Comforting Your Uncomfortable Stomach: A Companion for Silent Sufferers of Nausea and Vomiting” (published by Archway Publishing), a patient and her gastroenterologist collaborate to provide a three-step diet to ease nausea and vomiting related to the stomach and gastrointestinal system. Laura A. Dotson and Kenneth L. Koch, M.D. provide easily understandable anatomy and physiology of the stomach to help readers understand why the three-step diet is important to reduce nausea, vomiting and comfort your uncomfortable stomach. This book will serve as a companion in their journey to find the precise diagnosis and treatments for their nausea and vomiting. Throughout the book, the authors provide advice on how to become their best advocate for their own health.

A review of the burden of gastrointestinal diseases in the United States from 2021 showed that nausea and vomiting were the number two and three leading gastrointestinal diagnoses that prompted the patient’s visit to the doctor. There were 3.9 million visits for nausea and 5.4 million visits for vomiting. The causes of nausea and vomiting are numerous and often unknown and long lasting. Most people with nausea and vomiting, especially long-term nausea suffer alone. A social life is unimaginable to them because of their symptoms and embarrassment. Sufferers’ self-image can erode, and hopelessness can ensue.

“This book delivers unique perspectives with empowering information on developing a harmonious doctor/patient relationship, understanding normal function of the gastrointestinal system, choosing recipes based on the intensity of nausea and adjusting your environment to comfort you and your stomach! Each chapter thoughtfully addresses important issues to empower and to provide hope for patients who suffer silently with nausea and vomiting,” the authors point out.

When asked what they want readers to take away from the book, the authors answered, “After reading this book we want the millions of people who suffer with nausea and vomiting to have hope. We believe their hope will come from the knowledge they gained about the stomach and gastrointestinal tract and how to eat to hydrate and nourish themselves. Empowered with the information in this book these patients can become their own best advocate.” For more details about the book, please visit https://www.archwaypublishing.com/en/bookstore/bookdetails/832857-comforting-your-uncomfortable-stomach

“Comforting Your Uncomfortable Stomach: A Companion for Silent Sufferers of Nausea and Vomiting”
By Laura A. Dotson, Kenneth L. Koch, M.D.
Hardcover | 8.5 x 11in | 124 pages | ISBN 9781665718769
Softcover | 8.5 x 11in | 124 pages | ISBN 9781665718745
E-Book | 124 pages | ISBN 9781665718752
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Laura A. Dotson is a native of North Carolina and a practicing interior designer and educator. She graduated from Salem College, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and The Prince of Wales’s Institute of Architecture. She also did graduate work at the North Carolina University of Agriculture and Technical University. She was referred to Kenneth L. Koch, M.D., after being diagnosed with severe gastroparesis. She is now healed and determined to share her experience to help others.

Kenneth L. Koch, M.D. is professor of medicine in the section on gastroenterology and hepatology at Wake Forest University’s School of Medicine and Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist. He has a career-long interest in the electrical activity of the gastrointestinal tract, especially the pacemaker system that controls stomach neuromuscular function. He has published over 175 scientific papers, written three books, and contributed over 40 book chapters. His dedication continues as he investigates the causes of nausea and vomiting and seeks specific diet, drug and device treatments for patients suffering from neuromuscular diseases and disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.

Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the worldwide leader in self-publishing, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit archwaypublishing.com or call 844-669-3957.

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