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Part 1 The Basics
Questions 1-7 introduce Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis:
What are Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis?
How do you know if you have Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis?
How common are Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis? I seem to know more and more people with it.
Part 2 Diagnosis 17
Questions 8-17 discuss how Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are diagnosed, as well as the prognosis and other related diseases, such as:
How are Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis diagnosed?
Can I ever be cured of IBD, or will I have it for my entire life?
Are Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis ever confused with other disorders?
Part 3 Medications 43
Questions 18-30 explain different types of medications used to treat Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, including:
What is the role of topical therapy in treating proctitis, and is topical therapy used for treating anything else?
What are biologies and who should get them? I've heard of infliximab (Remicade). Are there newer biologies available for the treatment of Crohn's and ulcerative colitis?
Does having Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis mean I will be on medication for my entire life?
Part 4 Cancer and Dysplasia 77
Questions 31-37 discuss the relationship of cancer and dysplasia to Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, such as:
Am I more likely to get colon cancer if I have ulcerative colitis?
What is dysplasia and how is it related to cancer?
Can I do anything to prevent getting colon cancer?
Part 5 Complications 87
Questions 38-47 review numerous complications that are associated with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis,including:
What is toxic megacolon?
I heard that people with Crohn's disease can get something called a fistula. Can you tell me what this is?
I have ulcerative colitis and often pass blood with my bowel movements. Is this something I should worry about?
Part 6 Surgery 101
Questions 48-54 explain different surgery options used to treat this disease, such as:
What types of operations are performed in Crohn's disease?
What is the role of surgery in ulcerative colitis?
What are some of the other complications found after ileal pouch surgery?
Part 7 Diet andNutrition 119
Questions 55-64 include helpful tips on how to best maintain a healthy diet, such as:
How does having Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis affect my nutrition?
Since I have to avoid fruits and vegetables due to my Crohn's disease, what can 1 do to lose weight?
Is there a specific diet that I should follow if I have Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis?
Part 8 Extraintestinal Manifestations 139
Questions 65-77 discuss the affects Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis can have on the rest of your body, including:
How can IBD affect my skin?
My joints are often stiff and sore. Is this related to my IBD?
Am I more likely to get osteoporosis if I have IBD and is there any way to prevent it?
Part 9 Sexuality, Reproductive Issues, andPregnancy 163
Questions 78-92 review issues surrounding sexuality, pregnancy, and the disease, like:
Is it safe to have a baby if I have IBD?
Can IBD affect fertility in men?
Should 1 continue to take my IBD medications during pregnancy and are they safe to use during pregnancy?
Part 10 Lifestyle 183
Questions 93-97 discuss the potential affects of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis on your lifestyle, such as:
Does stress affect Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis?
Do I have to take any precautions if I want to exercise?
Can I drink alcohol if I have IBD?
Part 11 IBD in Children and the Elderly 193
Questions 98-99 explain IBD in children and the elderly:
Does IBD occur in children? How is it different than in adults?
Can IBD occur in the elderly?
Part 12 The Future ofCrohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis 197
Question 100 discusses the future of treatment options and diagnosis methods:
What does the future hold for the diagnosis and treatment of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis?
Posted May 1, 2012
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