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Positive Options for Crohn's Disease Self-Help and Treatment

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ISBN-10: 0897932781

ISBN-13: 9780897932783

Edition: 2000

Authors: Joan Gomez

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Seven out of every 10,000 Americans have Crohn's disease. If you're one of them, you're all too familiar with the symptoms of abdominal pain, diarrhea and fever. You also know how traumatic and embarrassing this chronic inflammatory bowel disease can be. This book is a comprehensive look at all aspects of the disease, including risk factors, signs and symptoms, and diagnosis. Most important, it addresses what can be done.
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Book details

List price: $13.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 2/16/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594

James Patterson was born in Newburgh, New York, on March 22, 1947. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1969 and received a M. A. from Vanderbilt University in 1970. His first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, was written while he was working in a mental institution and was rejected by 26 publishers before being published and winning the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery. He is best known as the creator of Alex Cross, the police psychologist hero of such novels as Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls. Cross has been portrayed on the silver screen by Morgan Freeman. He also writes the Women's Murder Club series, as well as the Maximum Ride series, Daniel X series, the Witch and Wizard…    

Introduction: What Crohn's Disease Is and Why It Matters
The Digestive System: How It Works
Are You at Risk? The Background to Crohn's Disease
Signs and Symptoms: How Crohn's Disease Manifests Itself
Children and Adolescents
Patients over Sixty
Effects outside the Digestive System
Proper Diagnosis: The Full Range of Tests
Treatment Options: Medicines
Treatment Options: Surgery
Ileostomy and Colostomy
Diet in Prevention and Treatment
Eating Well
Constructing Your Personal Diet
Feeling and Coping: The Psychological Aspects
The Research Continues