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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In medical terminology, the suffix -ectomy means removal. A colectomy is
removal of the colon. Total colectomy (also known as proctocolectomy^ procto-
from the Latin word proctum, which means "rectum") is removal of the colon,
including the ...
Common Side Effects of Resection of the End of the Ileum Removing the end of
the ileum is not without consequences. These include: • Diarrhea due to loss of
the ileocecal valve: The ileocecal valve allows liquid intestinal contents to be ...
If the source of bleeding is the small intestine, the diseased segment will likely
have to be removed. Even if bleeding stops spontaneously, the occurrence of a
life-threatening hemorrhage usually necessitates removing the diseased bowel