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Gut health shortcuts and long-term whole-body research shed light on inflammatory bowel disease through every type of IBD, life phase, and related disease, including cancer. Reduce your symptoms and improve your quality of life by taking two expert Mayo Clinic doctors’ easy-to-digest advice. What to eat, when to eat it, why it helps, and when it’s time to call a doctor round out everything you need to know to take control…for life.
Tired of making your gastric struggles the center of conversation? Every conversation. Ready to wrangle your IBD symptoms and corral your pain and worry so that they take their proper place in your life?
Abdominal pain, anemia, bleeding, cramps, diarrhea, malnutrition, and weight loss have run your life far too long. Whether you’ve been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, collagenous colitis, lymphocytic colitis, or any other of the half-dozen ailments associated with IBD, this book helps you chart a path back to health. More than 3 million Americans suffer from chronic, incurable IBD, affecting Americans ages three to 80-plus. You don’t have to be among them any longer. Newly revised and updated, Mayo Clinic Drs. Farraye (New England Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation lifetime achievement award recipient) and Kane (former Chair of the National Patient Education Committee of NECCF) pull from clinical trials and tap the latest data to offer clear advice and compassionate solutions.
You’ll learn the science of its underlying causes and how it strikes, how to change your lifestyle to improve your health, what medications to discuss with your doctor, alternative therapies to consider, surprising ways the disease can affect other parts of the body, the cancer connection, when to have surgery, and how the condition can affect fertility, pregnancy, and children.
About the Author
Francis A. Farraye, MD, MS, is the director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, and a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine. A gastroenterologist and clinical investigator who has been practicing for 33 years, he runs an academic practice managing patients with IBD. A frequent speaker on the diagnosis and management of the disease, he has authored or coauthored more than 450 scientific manuscripts, chapters, reviews, and abstracts. He is editor in chief of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Journal Scan published weekly by the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He coedited Curbside Consultation in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and GI Emergencies. The New England Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation named him their humanitarian of the year (2003) and gave him their lifetime achievement award (2020). In 2009, he received the William Carey Award from the American College of Gastroenterology for service to the college. A fellow of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the American Gastroenterological Association and a master in the American College of Gastroenterology, Dr. Farraye lives in Jacksonville, Florida.
Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH, is a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota; physician chair of the Mayo Clinic Quality Academy’s Fellow Subcommittee; and assistant chair of patient experience in the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division of the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Kane, who has been practicing medicine for 22 years, served as president of the American College of Gastroenterology from 2018 to 2019 and recently completed a five-year term on the Gastroenterology Specialty Council of the American Board of Internal Medicine. She also chaired the National Patient Education Committee for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. She runs a clinical practice that reflects her expertise in IBD, and her research focuses on new therapies, gender-specific issues, and medication adherence. In addition to the first two editions of this book, she has written more than 200 chapters, articles, and reviews. She was the first woman associate editor of Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, is IBD section editor for UpToDate, and serves in various editorial roles for other journals. Dr. Kane lives in Rochester, Minnesota.