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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Itching In or Around the Anus Another complaint frequently associated with
hemorrhoids is an itch in the region of the anus. This usually occurs for one or
two reasons. The skin of the anal canal first becomes irritated because of
frequent wiping ...
children, steroids are given more frequently to them than to adults. As with adults,
the immunosuppressive drugs azathioprine and 6-mercaptopurine are currently
considered the best long-term strategy for children who can't get off steroids, ...
However, if you are frequently or continuously ill the effects on life in general are
likely to be significant. Unfortunately, personal relationships frequently suffer. It is
not unusual for a healthy spouse to be unable to cope with chronic illness in a ...
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