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Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: Everything You Need to Know

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Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) includes two chronic conditions, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. It has remained for too long the secret illness no one wants to admit to having, let alone discuss. One percent of North Americans have IBD, yet its cause is unknown, and there is no known cure.

Fred Saibil, a renowned expert on IBD, provides concise, critical and pract
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Paperback, 232 pages
Published August 1st 2009 by Firefly Books (first published January 1st 1996)
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Lisa
I checked this out due to our oldest son's recent diagnosis. It was very readable until the chapter called Drugs, Biotics and Other Treatments. The disease manifests itself in so many different ways and degrees, it's quite overwhelming. Worst case scenarios would be extremely difficult and life-changing to say the least. So I really only read the first four chapters, which is a good overview of the GI system and the history and diagnosis of IBD, then skimmed the rest. I'm sure we will learn more ...more
Mike Alcock
A good primer for anyone with an IBD: up to date, comprehensive, and written for the lay(wo)man - dare I even say "digestible." I was diagnosed with Crohn's at 9, and have a relatively mild case, so it's taken me this long (and a pesky flare-up) to actually sit down and seriously learn about how my insides work (and don't). I feel a lot more confident in advocating on my own behalf with physicians and clinicians, and can actually throw out/absorb terms like "jujenum" and "ascending colon" with s ...more
Susan
Anyone with Crohn's or Colitis should have this book on hand as a primer.
Pretty up-to-date with treatments and medication information, and an easy read.
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