Crohn's and Colitis For Dummies

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The ultimate reference for those with Crohn's and colitis and their family and friends

Crohn's disease and colitis are frustrating, often debilitating gastrointestinal diseases that can have a severe impact on the overall health of those who suffer from them. According to the latest estimates, more than 600,000 patients in North America have Crohn's disease. Written by a physician specialising in the treatment of IBDs, Crohn's and Colitis For Dummies is a complete plain-English ...

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Overview

The ultimate reference for those with Crohn's and colitis and their family and friends

Crohn's disease and colitis are frustrating, often debilitating gastrointestinal diseases that can have a severe impact on the overall health of those who suffer from them. According to the latest estimates, more than 600,000 patients in North America have Crohn's disease. Written by a physician specialising in the treatment of IBDs, Crohn's and Colitis For Dummies is a complete plain-English guide to understanding, treating, and living well with these diseases.

  • Helps readers actively recognize symptoms of Crohn's and colitis and explains the diagnostic procedures doctors use to identify these diseases
  • Outlines how the whole body is affected by Crohn's and colitis, and the potential hazards of letting the disease go untreated
  • Offers expert advice and guidance on controlling Crohn's and colitis with diet and outlines the treatment options of medicines and surgery, including the various risks and benefits of each
  • Provides practical advice for parents of children with Crohn's and colitis with insights into how children's treatment options can differ from those of adults
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118439593
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/4/2013
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 162,504
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Tauseef Ali, MD, is an expert in the field of inflammatory bowel disease. Currently, he serves as a faculty member in the Section of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He is also the director of the OU Physicians Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center. Dr. Ali has served as an academic editor-in-chief of the World Journal of Gastroenterology.

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Table of Contents

Forword xxi

Introduction 1

Part I: The Who, What, and Why of Crohn’s and Colitis 7

Chapter 1: Crohn’s and Colitis One Step at a Time 9

Chapter 2: Defi ning Crohn’s and Colitis 13

Chapter 3: How the Digestive System Works 41

Chapter 4: Who Gets Crohn’s and Colitis and Why 53

Part II: Getting Medical Help 67

Chapter 5: Assembling Your Healthcare Team 69

Chapter 6: Getting a Diagnosis 77

Chapter 7: Taking Medications for Crohn’s and Colitis 93

Chapter 8: Considering Surgery 117

Part III: Healing and Dealing with the Disease 141

Chapter 9: Paying Attention to What You Eat 143

Chapter 10: Preventing Health Problems 165

Chapter 11: Alternative and Complementary Therapies 181

Part IV: Living and Coping with Crohn’s and Colitis 195

Chapter 12:Living with Crohn’s and Colitis 197

Chapter 13:Avoiding Triggers 211

Chapter 14:Working and Traveling with Crohn’s and Colitis 225

Part V: Considering Special Populations with Crohn’s and Colitis 237

Chapter 15: Kids with Crohn’s and Colitis239

Chapter 16: Having Sex and Getting Pregnant with Crohn’s and Colitis 255

Part VI: The Part of Tens 269

Chapter 17: Ten Myths about Infl ammatory Bowel Disease 271

Chapter 18: Ten Reliable Resources 279

Glossary 287

Index 297

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