Crohn's Disease & Ulcerative Colitis: Everything You Need to Know
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) includes two chronic conditions, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. It has remained for too long the secret illness no one wants to admit to having, let alone discuss. One percent of North Americans have IBD, yet its cause is unknown, and there is no known cure.
Fred Saibil, a renowned expert on IBD, provides concise, critical and practical information on the common symptoms and side effects. He describes the normal gastrointestinal system and then explains what specifically goes wrong in those suffering from IBD.
Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis includes important information on:
The book also provides detailed tables, sidebars and diagrams, plus travel tips and other self-help strategies for coping with IBD.
For patients, their relatives and caregivers, Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis explains the plain facts about this terrible disease, which seriously affects the daily lives of so many.
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You can think of the procedure as plastic surgery on the intestine. Resection
means removing something by cutting it out. The idea in strictureplasty is to take
a narrowed area of intestine and make it wider. People with Crohn's disease of
Looking at Crohn's disease overall, without regard to where the disease occurs,
various studies have suggested that the chance of needing any surgery for
Crohn's disease is about 80 percent. The chance of needing a second operation
scarring after surgery 141 Schilling test 127–28, 153 sclerosing cholangitis 158–
60 serosa 8 severe colitis 53 sex factors ibD 10 osteoporosis 156 skin diseases
157 sexual activity after surgery 118, 172–73 with IBD 171 short-bowel syndrome
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Symptoms and Signs
How Is IBD Diagnosed?
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