The First Year: Crohn's Disease
A Patient-Expert Guide for the Newly Diagnosed
By (author) Jill Sklar
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First Year: Crohn's Disease by Jill Sklar
Book DescriptionWhen 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 - was not 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. Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are distressingly common diseases of the digestive system. While no cure currently exists, diet and lifestyle changes can make a big difference to the severity of symptoms. As a patient-expert, Sklar walks readers through everything they 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 symptoms and making daily life easier * Handling relationships with family, friends and work colleagues * Support group resources Providing reliable, empathetic and up-to-the minute information this is an invaluable guide for sufferers and their families.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841198460
(203mm x 127mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Robinson Publishing
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 27-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jill Sklar
First Year: Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, Paperback (April 2007)
This newly revised edition includes new research and insights to help everyone newly diagnosed with IBD come to terms with their condition and the accompanying lifestyle changes -- along with other vital information about IBD.
Eating for Acid Reflux, Paperback (May 2003)» View all books by Jill Sklar
Authors and fellow acid reflux sufferers Sklar and Cohen offer an invaluable resource for all those seeking relief from acid reflux symptoms. This book provides essential information on the nature of the condition, mainstream and alternative therapies, essential lifestyle modifications, and much more.
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Author Biography - Jill Sklar
Jill Sklar is vice-president of the Michigan chapter of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. She is an award-winning writer who specialises in medical writing and her articles have appeared in the New York Times, Style Magazine and Digestive Health and Nutrition Magazine.
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