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ibd Self-Management: The AGA Guide to Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
     

ibd Self-Management: The AGA Guide to Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

by Sunanda V. Kane
 

Inflammatory bowel disease-Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis-strikes young people between the ages of 15 and 30 most often, but it can appear at any age. If you are among the 100,000 diagnosed with IBD each year, you need to know what Dr. Sunanda Kane knows about your challenges and what to do next. She will empower you at a time when it's easy for you, or

Overview

Inflammatory bowel disease-Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis-strikes young people between the ages of 15 and 30 most often, but it can appear at any age. If you are among the 100,000 diagnosed with IBD each year, you need to know what Dr. Sunanda Kane knows about your challenges and what to do next. She will empower you at a time when it's easy for you, or your child, to feel powerless against IBD.

Through the personal stories of patients, you will learn how to prepare for emergencies, flares, treatment failures, surgeries, and all the "what ifs." Dr. Kane's patients have taught her that one size doesn't fit all when it comes to IBD treatment. She delivers straight talk that dispels myths on medications and nontraditional treatments, "healthy gut" diets and diets for flares, and cancer prevention. She'll help you understand what your doctor is telling you about tests and surgery so you can pinpoint your options.

Dealing with overwhelming pain and GI symptoms? Stuck on steroids? Wondering the best way to tell your boss or child's school and get the accommodations you need? Worried about fertility or which IBD drugs are safe while breastfeeding? Thinking about trying a "miracle cure" you found on the Internet? Get the reliable, researched-based facts so you can self-manage your Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis-for life!

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Library Journal
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a serious, chronic condition that affects more than one million Americans. Kane, an international researcher at the Mayo Clinic with a strong affiliation with the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, describes the known and hypothesized causes of IBD and emphasizes the need for an informed collaboration with one's physician to continue therapy and minimize flares. The symptoms of each type of IBD are delineated, and the need for self-management and awareness of one's own condition is heavily stressed. Kane addresses treatments, including medications, pain management, surgery, and complications, and devotes a comprehensive discussion to the role of diet and nutrition in controlling weight and managing flares and symptoms. She also covers maintaining quality of life, from stress management and work issues to physical activity, fatigue, and travel as well as the special concerns of sexuality, pregnancy, and children. VERDICT While not a particularly easy read, this contains vital, current information necessary to managing the disease and working with one's health-care team. Highly recommended.—Janet M. Schneider, James A. Haley Veterans' Hosp., Tampa

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603560054
Publisher:
AGA Institute Press
Publication date:
03/28/2010
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Kane is an internationally renowned authority on treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. Author of peer-reviewed original research articles, book chapters, reviews, and editorials. She also co-edited a handbook on IBD for GI fellows and clinicians. Dr. Kane conducts research and sees patients at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

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