Living with Celiac Disease (Living with Health Challenges Series)

Living with Celiac Disease (Living with Health Challenges Series)


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Does someone you know or love have a health challenge? Do you think you may? If so, you may wonder how you'll ever cope. After all, it wasn't your choice to be in this position. It may be helpful to know that there are several factors you can control. Living with Health Challenges offers a first step toward understanding key current health issues. Each title is a comprehensive guide that examines your important questions. What are the causes and symptoms? What are the treatment options? What are some necessary lifestyle changes? Where can you go for help? Living with Health Challenges unlocks some of the mysteries surrounding these difficult issues and helps you make healthy, informed decisions so you can get on with life.

Pizza. Pasta. Chocolate cake. For many people, these are favorite foods. But they can cause serious problems for anyone suffering from celiac disease. This book offers specific advice on how to sustain a happy, healthy, gluten-free lifestyle. You'll find that many traditional foods can be prepared without gluten. That means you can have your cake and eat it too! Stop focusing on what you can't have and open your eyes to what you can enjoy!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781617831256
Publisher: Abdo Publishing
Publication date: 12/15/2011
Series: Living with Health Challenges Series
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 738,716
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Expert Advice 6

Chapter 1 What is Happening to Me? Defining Celiac Disease 8

Chapter 2 Why Me? Causes And Risk Factors 20

Chapter 3 From Bad To Worse: Complications 30

Chapter 4 I Have What? Tests and Diagnosis 40

Chapter 5 Life Without Gluten: Treatment 54

Chapter 6 Making Changes at Home 68

Chapter 7 Navigating In A Gluten-Filled World 76

Chapter 8 I Can Do This: Coping and the Future 86

Just the Facts 98

Where to Torn 100

Glossary 102

Additional Resources 104

Source Notes 106

Index 110

About The Author 112

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