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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
Identify the symptoms of celiac disease
Understand the possible causes
Treat the disease through nutrition
Look out for associated diseases and complications
The ultimate, everyday guide to understanding and treating
For the one in 133 North Americans affected by Celiac disease, the symptoms range from the invisible to the severe, and, if untreated, can be fatal. Written by two physicians specializing in gastrointestinal disorders, Celiac Disease For Dummies helps you identify its symptoms and explains how doctors definitively diagnose the disease. Offering treatments beyond the often-prescribed gluten-free cure, the book offers upbeat guidance on nutritional measures as well as alternative and complementary approaches to treating the disease. For those afflicted and their loved ones, here is a complete resource to understanding the disease's symptoms, causes, and possible consequences. Provides practical, helpful hints for raising children with Celiac disease Other titles by Ian Blumer: Diabetes for Canadians For Dummies and Understanding Prescription Drugs for Canadians For Dummies Full of anecdotes and helpful tips, here is an invaluable guide to living with, and controlling, Celiac disease.
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.
About the Author
, 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."
Table of Contents
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.