100 Questions & Answers About Crohns Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: A Lahey Clinic Guide

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, Aug 15, 2010 - Medical - 222 pages
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Whether you’re a newly diagnosed patient, or a friend or relative of someone suffering with Crohns Disease or Ulcerative Colitis, this book offers help. Completely revised and updated, 100 Questions & Answers About Crohns Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: A Lahey Clinic Guide, Second Edition provides authoritative, practical answers to common questions about this condition to help patients and families achieve a greater understanding of all aspects of dealing with Crohns Disease including treatment options, sources of support, and much more. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this disease.
 

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Contents

The Basics
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1 What are Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis?
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5 How do you know if you have Crohns disease or ulcerative colitis?
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7 How common are Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis? I seem to know more and more people with it
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Diagnosis
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8 How are Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis diagnosed?
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10 Can I ever be cured of IBD or will I have it for my entire life?
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12 Are Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis ever confused with other disorders?
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57 How does having Crohns disease or ulcerative colitis affect my nutrition?
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60 Since I have to avoid fruits and vegetables due to my Crohns disease what can I do to lose weight?
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63 Is there a specific diet that I should follow if I have Crohns disease or ulcerative colitis?
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Extraintestinal Manifestations
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66 How can IBD affect my skin?
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68 My joints are often stiff and sore Is this related to my IBD?
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70 Am I more likely to get osteoporosis if I have IBD and is there any way to prevent it?
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Sexuality Reproductive Issues and Pregnancy
163

Medications
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19 What is the role of topical therapy in treating proctitisand is topical therapy used for treating anything else?
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23 What are biologics and who should get them? Ive heard of infliximab Remicade Are there newer biologics available for the treatment of Crohns d...
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27 Does having Crohns disease or ulcerative colitis mean I will be on medication for my entire life?
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31 Am I more likely to get colon cancer if I have ulcerative colitis?
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33 What is dysplasia and how is it related to cancer?
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37 Can I do anything to prevent getting colon cancer?
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Complications
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39 What is toxic megacolon?
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42 I heard that people with Crohns disease can get something called a fistula Can you tell me what this is?
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44 I have Crohns disease and often get abscesses around my rectum What exactly is an abscess and how is it treated? Can I get abscesses in other plac...
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47 I have ulcerative colitis and often pass blood with my bowel movements Is this something I should worry about?
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Surgery
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49 What types of operations are performed in Crohns disease?
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51 What is the role of surgery in ulcerative colitis?
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54 What are some of the other complications found after ileal pouch surgery?
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Diet and Nutrition
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78 Is it safe to have a baby if I have IBD?
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82 Can IBD affect fertility in men?
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84 Should I continue to take my IBD medications during pregnancy and are they safe to use during pregnancy?
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Lifestyle
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93 Does stress affect Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis?
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96 Do I have to take any precautions if I want to exercise?
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97 Can I drink alcohol if I have IBD?
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IBD in Children and the Elderly
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98 Does IBD occur in children? How is it different than in adults?
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99 Can IBD occur in the elderly?
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The Future of Crohns Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
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100 What does the future hold for the diagnosis and treatment of Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis?
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Appendix
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Glossary
201
Index
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