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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Side effects so far have been few, but studies are ongoing. We may expect an
increased risk of infections, since white blood cells are needed outside the blood
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More studies are underway. Fish Oil Naturally occurring chemicals known as
omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. One
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For the past twenty years or so, steroids have been considered safe in pregnancy
, but recent studies have suggested that there is a very small risk of fetal deformity
over and above the usual risk in the non-IBD population. This doesn't mean ...
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