Crohn's and Colitis For Dummies, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118439708
  • ISBN-13: 9781118439708
  • DDC: 616.3
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 505 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Crohns and Colitis for Dummies will be the ultimate reference for those with the disease and their family members. The book will help readers actively recognize symptoms, and will explain the diagnostic procedures doctors use to identify the disease. It will outline how the body is affected, and the consequences should the disease go untreated. Crohns and Colitis for Dummies will cover how readers can control their disease through changing their diet, and will outline the treatment options of medicines and surgery, with the risks and benefits of each. The book will also offer practical, helpful advice for parents of children with Crohns and colitis, as their treatment options may differ from adult options. Full of helpful tips, Crohns and Colitis for Dummies will be an invaluable resource to help readers live with, and control, the disease.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
Author's Acknowledgments.
Contents at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
1: Introduction.
2: The Who, What, and Why of Crohn's and Colitis.
3: Crohn's and Colitis One Step at a Time.
4: Defining Crohn's and Colitis.
5: How the Digestive System Works.
6: Who Gets Crohn's and Colitis and Why.
7: Getting Medical Help.
8: Assembling Your Healthcare Team.
9: Getting a Diagnosis.
10: Taking Medications for Crohn's and Colitis.
11: Considering Surgery.
12: Healing and Dealing with the Disease.
13: Paying Attention to What You Eat.
14: Preventing Health Problems.
15: Alternative and Complementary Therapies.
16: Living and Coping with Crohn's and Colitis.
17: Living with Crohn's and Colitis.
18: Avoiding Triggers.
19: Working and Traveling with Crohn's and Colitis.
20: Considering Special Populations with Crohn's and Colitis.
21: Kids with Crohn's and Colitis.
22: Having Sex and Getting Pregnant with Crohn's and Colitis.
23: The Part of Tens.
24: Ten Myths about Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
25: Ten Reliable Resources.