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Title:
Crohn's & colitis for dummies
Author:
Ali, Tauseef, author.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Mississauga, ON : John Wiley & Sons Canada, Ltd., [2013]

©2013
Physical Description:
xxii, 314 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are often debilitating diseases that have life-altering impacts on sufferers. This guide help you to actively recognize the symptoms, and explains in plain English the consequences you'll face if the diseases go untreated.
General Note:
"Learn to: recognize the treatment options that are right for you, manage your symptoms and avoid triggers, deal with complications"--Cover.

Includes index.

"For Dummies, a Wiley Brand".
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction -- The who, what, and why of Crohn's and colitis -- Getting medical help -- Healing and dealing with the disease -- Living and coping with Crohn's and colitis -- Considering special populations with Crohn's and colitis -- The part of tens.
ISBN:
9781118439593
Format :
Book

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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 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


Author Notes

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 .