Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

Everything You Need to Know

by Fred Saibil

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/10/2009

 

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:

  • Signs and symptoms
  • Possible complications
  • Procedures and instruments used to diagnose IBD
  • Effects of diet
  • Available drugs and how they work
  • Children and IBD
  • Cancer and IBD
  • Surgical options
  • Effects on sexual activity and childbearing.

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.

ISBN:
9781552977712
Category:
Clinical & internal medicine
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-10-2009
Language:
English
Series:
Your Personal Health Ser.
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Country of origin:
United States
Edition:
2nd Edition
Dimensions (mm):
228.6x152.4mm
Weight:
0.37kg

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