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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Other Names for Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease Ulcerative colitis (UC) -
idiopathic ulcerative colitis (idiopathic means “of unknown cause”) - idiopathic
proctocolitis • nonspecific ulcerative colitis Crohn's disease (CD) - ileitis, ...
surgery is necessary, most treatments are the same for both ulcerative colitis and
Crohn's disease. Where Does Ulcerative Colitis Occur? Ulcerative colitis occurs
only in the colon. It always involves the rectum. It should be continuous – that is, ...
Aside from bloody stools and frequent trips to the toilet, many people with
ulcerative colitis experience crampy pain in the abdomen, low down on the left
side, across the lower abdomen, or across the upper and lower abdomen. Such
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Who Gets IBD? What Causes It?
Symptoms and Signs
How Is IBD Diagnosed?
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