Crohn's and Colitis For Dummies

Crohn's and Colitis For Dummies

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ISBN-13: 9781118439593
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/04/2013
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 235,943
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Forword xxi

Introduction 1

Part I: The Who, What, and Why of Crohn’s and Colitis7

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 Colitis93

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 andColitis  195

Chapter 12:Living with Crohn’s and Colitis 197

Chapter 13:Avoiding Triggers 211

Chapter 14:Working and Traveling with Crohn’s and Colitis225

Part V: Considering Special Populations with Crohn’sand Colitis  237

Chapter 15: Kids with Crohn’s and Colitis239

Chapter 16: Having Sex and Getting Pregnant with Crohn’sand 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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