The First Year: Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: A Patient-expert Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

Author: Sklar, Jill

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  • ISBN: 9781841198460
  • Author: Sklar, Jill
  • Publ Date: 2004-05-27
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  • Pages: 352
  • Imprint: CONSTABLE *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 16113


When Jill Sklar was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in 1989, she quickly discovered the knowledge she sought - accessibly written medical information and guidance on practical, everyday coping skills - wasn't available. Since then Sklar has educated herself on every aspect of the management and treatment of Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis - by reading medical and scientific books and journals, talking with doctors, and networking with other sufferers. As a 'patient-expert' Sklar walks you through everything you need to do and learn in the crucial first year following diagnosis. She provides essential information about: The role of nutrition; The drugs that help; Surgical options; Alternative therapies; Managing your symptoms and making daily life easier; Handling relationships with your family, friends and work colleagues; Support group resources; Providing reliable, empathetic and up-to-the minute information The First Year Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis is an indispensable guide for sufferers and their families.


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