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Main description:

Learn to:



  • Recognize the treatment options that are right for you

  • Manage your symptoms and avoid triggers

  • Deal with complications


The complete guide to living well with Crohn′s andcolitis!


Crohn′s disease and ulcerative colitis are frustrating and oftendebilitating diseases that have life–altering impacts on sufferers.Full of expert advice, Crohn′s & Colitis For Dummies isthe complete resource for those looking to understand theseinflammatory bowel diseases and the various treatments available.This reassuring, informative guide helps you to actively recognizesymptoms of Crohn′s and colitis and explains in plain English theprocedures doctors use to diagnose the diseases. It outlines howthe body is affected and the consequences you′ll face if thediseases go untreated. With authority and compassion, it covers howyou can control your disease through changes in your diet, andexplores the treatment options available, filling you in on therisks and benefits of each.



  • Learn the who, what, and why of Crohn′s and colitis understand how these illnesses can affect you and your family

  • Unlock the mystery behind the medical mumbo–jumbo findout which treatments are available, how they work, and their commonside effects

  • Manage your symptoms explore the importance ofnutrition in helping you to take control of Crohn′s andcolitis

  • Understand how to avoid triggers and prevent flares become familiar with which prescription drugs, foods, and habitscan lead to complications

  • Have a healthy pregnancy understand the possiblecomplications and learn how you can avoid them

  • Consider the special treatments for kids and teens gettips on monitoring medications and surviving school


Open the book and find:



  • How Crohn′s and colitis affect the body

  • The differences and similarities between Crohn′s andcolitis

  • Ways to prevent health problems and complications

  • The symptoms of Crohn′s and colitis, and how they′retreated

  • Various therapies available, including alternative andcomplementary therapies

  • How to manage work and travel with Crohn′s and colitis

  • The effects of nutrition on your immune system


Back cover:

Learn to:



  • Recognize the treatment options that are right for you

  • Manage your symptoms and avoid triggers

  • Deal with complications


The complete guide to living well with Crohn′s andcolitis!


Crohn′s disease and ulcerative colitis are frustrating and oftendebilitating diseases that have life–altering impacts on sufferers.Full of expert advice, Crohn′s & Colitis For Dummies isthe complete resource for those looking to understand theseinflammatory bowel diseases and the various treatments available.This reassuring, informative guide helps you to actively recognizesymptoms of Crohn′s and colitis and explains in plain English theprocedures doctors use to diagnose the diseases. It outlines howthe body is affected and the consequences you′ll face if thediseases go untreated. With authority and compassion, it covers howyou can control your disease through changes in your diet, andexplores the treatment options available, filling you in on therisks and benefits of each.



  • Learn the who, what, and why of Crohn′s and colitis understand how these illnesses can affect you and your family

  • Unlock the mystery behind the medical mumbo–jumbo findout which treatments are available, how they work, and their commonside effects

  • Manage your symptoms explore the importance ofnutrition in helping you to take control of Crohn′s andcolitis

  • Understand how to avoid triggers and prevent flares become familiar with which prescription drugs, foods, and habitscan lead to complications

  • Have a healthy pregnancy understand the possiblecomplications and learn how you can avoid them

  • Consider the special treatments for kids and teens gettips on monitoring medications and surviving school


Open the book and find:



  • How Crohn′s and colitis affect the body

  • The differences and similarities between Crohn′s andcolitis

  • Ways to prevent health problems and complications

  • The symptoms of Crohn′s and colitis, and how they′retreated

  • Various therapies available, including alternative andcomplementary therapies

  • How to manage work and travel with Crohn′s and colitis

  • The effects of nutrition on your immune system


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


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9781118439661
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Publication date: July, 2013
Pages: 384
Dimensions: 150.00 x 236.00 x 17.27

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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.