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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Normal. GI. System. and. IBD. The. Normal. Gastrointestinal. System. Learning
about a medical subject is much like learning about anything else. You have to
start with the basics and build on that. To learn about diseased bowel, you first
The appendix is usually removed, whether it is normal or not. This is a good idea
for the most part, because any future attacks will not be blamed on appendicitis.
pain by avoiding food, and this is the main reason people lose weight.
Constipation: bowel movements that are harder or less frequent than normal;
may also refer to passage of an inadequate volume of stool. CT scan: see CAT
scan. Cyclosporine: an immunosuppressive drug best known for preventing
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