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"It is estimated that as many as one million Americans have IBD [inflammatory bowel disease] -- with that number evenly split between Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis"
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America

Crohn's and Colitis: Understanding the Facts About IBD is written by a leading expert in the field and provides the most current and significant information on these conditions. The book answers important questions and covers topics such as:

  • What is Inflammatory Bowel Disease?
  • What are the symptoms?
  • How do you get Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis?
  • What to expect when you have IBD?
  • Dietary treatment
  • Drug therapy
  • Surgery
  • Psychological factors
  • Children with IBD, and
  • Alternative medicinal therapies.

Learning as much as possible about the condition is an important step toward taking charge and alleviating the negative effects of IBD on daily life. With this book, patients will gain a better understanding of diagnosis and treatment and begin to lead useful and productive lives. While there is no cure at this time for either condition, Dr. Steinhart's expertise and realistic advice will go a long way to improving a patient's health and quality of life and providing reassurance to their loved ones.

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About the Author

Dr. A. Hillary Steinhart, MD, MSc, FRCP (C) is Head of the Combined Division of Gastroenterology for Mount Sinai Hospital and the University Health Network in Toronto. He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. His research interests are in the areas of clinical trials, outcomes assessments, and the genetics of inflammatory bowel diseases.


Would I recommend this [book] to my patients? I would do so absolutely and without reservation.--Ford Bursey, MD, FRCPC, FACP, Associate Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology), Memorial University of Newfoundland "Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada " Why another book on IBD you might ask? Well this book has raised the bar in the field of medical information for the general public. The approach taken by Dr. Hillary Steinhart in this book Crohn's and Colitis, results in a clear discussion of an illness that at times seems confusing and that may even be overwhelming for patients and their families. He has set the standard to which other authors should strive; not only in the area of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but also in all books that intend to educate the public about medical conditions.... This is an excellent overview of IBD that is written in a style that is easy to understand, yet contains enough detail that it could function as an introduction to the subject for medical students and many other health care professionals.... Would I recommend this [book] to my patients? I would do so absolutely and without reservation.--Ford Bursey, MD, FRCPC, FACP, Associate Professor "Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada " An informative and comprehensive read... The book is written with an uncomplicated, easy to understand style, and with a factual and positive tone.... Many of the questions and answers raised are important to the personal lives of the reader, such as intimacy and social aspects.... The book is written for the lay reader and explains all technical and medical terms carefully.... This informative and optimistic book is a must have for anyone suffering or caring for a person with Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis.--Georgina Shaman"National Association of Crohn's and Colitis" (03/01/2012) Would I recommend this to my patients? I would do so absolutely and without reservation.--Ford Bursey, MD, FRCPC, FACP, Associate Professor (01/01/2011)

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