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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The bowel is part of the gastrointestinal system, commonly referred to as the
gastrointestinal tract, or GI tract, for short. The GI tract begins at the mouth and
ends with the anal canal. Most of it lies in the abdominal cavity, which is lined
with a ...
Feces: see Stool. Fissure: a break in surface tissue, such as skin or mucosa; may
be superficial, as in an anal fissure (a tear in the skin of the anal canal), or a deep
, crack-like ulcer extending into the wall of the GI tract, as in Crohn's disease.
... 138 mucous, of the rectum 107, 108 peri-anal 27, 138, 150 recto-vaginal 138
treatment 149 fistulous tract 138,140 FK506 73 flare-ups during pregnancy 175 of
CD 26 of UC 21 reducing 59 fluid diets, see also liquid diet therapy clear 45–46,
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Who Gets IBD? What Causes It?
Symptoms and Signs
How Is IBD Diagnosed?
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