100 Questions & Answers About Crohns Disease And Ulcerative by Andrew S. Warner

By Andrew S. Warner

No matter if You’Re A Newly clinically determined sufferer, Or a chum Or Relative of somebody discomfort With Crohns illness Or Ulcerative Colitis, This ebook bargains aid. thoroughly Revised And up-to-date, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Crohns affliction And Ulcerative Colitis: A Lahey sanatorium consultant, moment version presents Authoritative, useful solutions To universal questions about This situation to assist sufferers And households in achieving a better realizing Of All elements Of facing Crohns illness together with therapies, assets Of help, and lots more and plenty extra. This booklet is a useful source For somebody dealing with The actual And Emotional Turmoil Of This affliction.

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Unlike ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease of the colon, microscopic colitis does not increase your risk of colon cancer, and there is no need to perform more frequent colonoscopies because of it. The majority of people have mild symptoms, which resolve over the course of several months with minimal to no treatment at all. Relapse of symptoms can happen, but rarely, if ever, is this disease life-threatening. QXP 8/31/09 5:35 PM Page 33 100 Q&A ABOUT CROHN’S DISEASE AND ULCERATIVE COLITIS: A LAHEY CLINIC GUIDE 16.

Blockages can occur in a variety of circumstances, such as after surgery on major blood vessels, due to inflammation of small and large blood vessels, and in individuals who have a predisposition to forming blood clots. This condition can be quite serious and deserves immediate attention with surgery and/or blood thinning medications. The second category of ischemic colitis results from a drop in blood supply in the absence of a blockage, almost like someone turning down the faucet delivering blood to the colon.

On prednisone, after months of unbearable suffering, I began to feel like my old self again. I was on and off prednisone the year following my diagnosis as a result of ongoing, acute flare-ups. QXP 8/31/09 5:39 PM Page 51 100 Q&A ABOUT CROHN’S DISEASE AND ULCERATIVE COLITIS: A LAHEY CLINIC GUIDE Medications I fell victim to its nasty side effects. By the time I came under Dr. Warner’s care, I had developed some obvious signs of a prednisone user—I had gained a substantial amount of weight as well as what some physicians and patients often refer to as moon cheeks—a rounding of the cheeks.

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