Celiac Disease For Dummies is the ultimate reference for people with the disease and their family members. The book helps readers identify symptoms of the disease, and explains how doctors definitively diagnose celiac disease. It outlines how celiac disease affects the body, and what its consequences could be if untreated. The authors explain how celiac disease is treated, not only through the elimination of gluten from the diet, but with additional nutritional measures and alternative and complementary therapies. Written by two practicing physicians, the book also offers practical, helpful guidance for parents of children with celiac disease, whose treatment may be a particular challenge.
Introduction. Part I: Dealing with the Diagnosis of Celiac Disease. Chapter 1: Finding Out You Have Celiac Disease. Chapter 2: Celiac Disease and You. Chapter 3: Diagnosing Celiac Disease. Chapter 4: Screening for Celiac Disease. Chapter 5: What Type Am I? Looking at the Forms of Celiac Disease. Part II: How Celiac Disease Can Make You Feel. Chapter 6: Symptoms of Celiac Disease. Chapter 7: Conditions Caused by Celiac Disease. Chapter 8: Conditions Associated with Celiac Disease. Chapter 9: Celiac Disease and Cancer. Part III: Treating Celiac Disease. Chapter 10: Treating Celiac Disease with a Gluten-Free Diet. Chapter 11: Exploring Other Nutritional Considerations. Chapter 12: Are You Responding to Your Gluten-Free Diet? (And What to Do If You Aren’t). Part IV: The Long-Term: Living and Thriving with Celiac Disease. Chapter 13: Alternate and Complementary Therapies. Chapter 14: Celiac Disease and Pregnancy, Children, and Beyond. Chapter 15: Ongoing Care of Celiac Disease. Chapter 16: What the Future May Hold. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 17: Ten Frequently Asked Questions. Chapter 18: Ten Tips for Living Successfully with Celiac Disease. Chapter 19: Ten Myths, Misperceptions, and Falsehoods about Celiac Disease. Part VI: Appendixes. Appendix A: Web Sites Worth Visiting. Appendix B: Organizations for People with Celiac Disease. Index.
"For the newly diagnosed and those who want to learn more about the disease, Celiac Disease For Dummies is a valuable resource. . . . It will be among the go-to books for newly diagnosed celiacs for many years to come. . . . Celiac Disease For Dummies will easily inform and engage readers." (GIG (Gluten Intolerance Group) Quarterly)
Ian Blumer, MD, is a specialist in internal medicine in Ontario, Canada and has an appointment with the University of Toronto. Dr. Blumer lectures across North America and appears regularly on television, radio, and other media. Sheila Crowe, MD, is a professor of medicine at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, specializing in digestive diseases including celiac disease. Dr. Crowe is named in "Best Doctors in America."
Learn to: Identify the symptoms of celiac disease Understand the possible causes Treat the disease through nutrition Look out for associated diseases and complications The complete guide to living well with celiac disease Do you think — or know — that you or someone you love is suffering from celiac disease? This friendly, informative guide, based on the latest research, explains all aspects of this often misunderstood condition. You'll see how to spot symptoms, understand how the condition is diagnosed, explore related ailments, and discover how it's treated through avoiding gluten — and beyond. Spot the symptoms and understand the causes — identify the indicators that you may have celiac disease, and discover what they mean Investigate complications — review the problems connected to celiac disease such as vitamin and mineral deficiency, anemia and osteoporosis, and learn how they're diagnosed and treated — and often prevented Go gluten-free — get tips on how to avoid gluten when dining out or eating at home and know how to determine if your gluten-free diet is working When gluten-free isn't always enough — explore additional treatments that may be required to ensure good health Have a healthy pregnancy — understand the possible complications, and discover how to help avoid them Raise healthy kids — see your children living with celiac disease thrive with helpful tips on keeping them gluten-free Get support — find organizations in your area that can help you stay healthy, happy, and informed Open the book and find: How celiac disease affects the body The differences between celiac disease, food allergies, and food intolerance What grains contain gluten — and which ones are safe to enjoy Why you may need to be screened for celiac disease even when you don't have symptoms The conditions caused by celiac disease and how they're treated Surprising sources of hidden gluten How to manage ongoing care of celiac disease Helpful Web sites
"The latest 'Dummies' book to broach the subject of celiac disease is a refreshing take on a serious condition because it provides, along with all the medical facts and helpful hints, a huge dose of respect for the patient and humour. If you are looking for an excellent overall reference on all aspects of celiac disease, written in non-medical, approachable language, this is it." —Janet Dalziel, President, Canadian Celiac Association
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