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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Shortly thereafter she developed ulcerative colitis. She was referred to a
gastroenterologist but proved to have a stubborn case that did not respond well
to treatment. She became frustrated and started smoking again. Her colitis got
Nevertheless, some gastroenterologists still examine the colon every year. If the
colitis is clearly confined to the rectum and sigmoid, some gastroenterologists
don't do surveillance at all; others do. Only when the disease is clearly confined
If you know what's happening, it is reasonable to try to treat yourself. If you can
afford to go on a trip, you should be able to afford a telephone call to your
gastroenterologist for a bit of advice or reassurance. If you don't know what's
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