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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A tube is passed through your nose, down the esophagus, through the stomach
into the duodenum and then the jejunum (upper small bowel). Barium is injected
through the tube by the radiologist and monitored as it progresses through the ...
Tube Feeding There are three situations in which liquid diets are taken by tube.
They are: • when a patient cannot drink enough to achieve an energy goal
because he or she cannot find a product that is palatable; • to reduce or prevent
In fact, many children learn to slip small feeding tubes through their noses down
into their stomachs each night at bedtime. A bag of enteral (sterilized liquid) diet
is hung on a pole and dripped into the tube while the child is asleep.