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Author Rajapakse, Ramona, author.

Title Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis : a complete guide for patients / Ramona Rajapakse
Published Cham : Springer, 2023


Description 1 online resource (x, 101 pages) : illustrations
Contents Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis- Definitions, Symptoms and Signs -- Cause(s): Genetics and environmental influences -- Making the diagnosis -- Complications of IBD -- Manifestations outside the gastrointestinal tract -- Currently available medical therapies for Crohn's and colitis -- Alternative therapies that have been studied -- Nutrition in IBD -- Surgical indications and options in IBD -- Routine health maintenance, vaccinations, and screening -- Living with IBD: challenges and solutions -- Fertility and pregnancy with IBD -- Special populations: Pediatrics and the elderly -- IBD in the time of COVID -- Negotiating the financial burden of IBD
Summary This book provides a complete overview of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis for the general reader. Written for patients, their friends and families, and any medical or non-medical persons who wish to learn more about Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), it explains the science in clear, accessible language. The book covers the most current and comprehensive information about potential causes, clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of IBD, including surgical options. Individual chapters are dedicated to special patient populations like pediatric patients, pregnant women, and the elderly. It also includes information about alternative therapies, as well as guidance regarding managing treatment costs for patients with financial or insurance difficulties. Featuring hand-drawn illustrations, references for further reading, and other useful resources, this book is a must-read for patients and others seeking to understand inflammatory bowel disease
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 07, 2023)
Subject Crohn's disease.
Ulcerative colitis.
Crohn Disease
Colitis, Ulcerative
Crohn's disease.
Ulcerative colitis.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3031454073