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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People who have small-bowel Crohn's with a narrowing (stricture) in the small
intestine may have particular difficulty with fibrous foods, because the stricture is
fixed in size and cannot get wider, no matter how hard the intestine tries to push ...
In long-term follow-up, the majority of strictures that are opened in this way
remain open. When people who have had strictureplasty require surgery for
obstruction again, it is usually due to the formation of new strictures. What is
the diameter of the stool is restricted by the diameter of the stricture. People with
strictures have narrow stools, but many people with narrow stools don't have
strictures! The simple act of straining to have a bowel movement prevents the