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The Angry Gut: Coping With Colitis And Crohn's Disease Hardcover – Mar 22 1993

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Honest and forthright portrayal of IBD-great guide. July 11 1999
Format: Hardcover
If you or a loved one has the disease-this is a must read. It "decodes" a lot of what the gastroenterology and colo-rectal surgery community gives to patients. This is a nice technical(but not too technical) discussion of IBD in all variations and your choices in terms of drug therapy or surgery. It also is very honest about research and likelihood of medical innovations or breakthroughs. It allows IBD patients to ask great questions and challenge medical practitioners. It's a great handbook for all IBD victims.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Sensationalist Title but a Good Resource June 30 2000
By Courtney L. Lewis - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Despite the title (which I think is unduly sensationalist), The Angry Gut is a well-written, clear reference for colitis and Crohn's sufferers. Grant is a straightforward, clinical writer and some readers might be put off by his use of widespread, medical terminology. Like any IBD books, the drug sections become quickly dated, but Grant supplies good information on existing drugs and surgeries. He falls into the common pitfall of many M.D.-authored books of completely ignoring the emotional aspects of inflammatory bowel disease and does not seek to refer readers to resources that might provide support. This is a solid, useful reference for IBD patients.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Technical but informative. July 10 1997
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This book is technical, but a good resource for individuals who know nothing about Chron's Disease. The author explains in exacting detail how Chron's disease affects people. Most Doctors do not get technical with their patients, and I feel that this book helped me to understand how and why this disease affects me. I now feel very comfortable talking with my Doctor regarding treatment
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Good guide for IBD July 4 1997
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Format: Hardcover
Overview of the symptoms, diagnosis, complications, and treatment of IBD. Dr. Thompson discusses how Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis affect the gut and also explores patients' social and sexual concerns, plus treatments and recent research. Worth a look. If you liked this book, you might want to look at another book by Dr. Thompson entitled Gut Reactions
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Good Info on IBD, but overly technical March 3 1997
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Format: Hardcover
This is a technical overview of IBD covering anatomy, how the gut works, history and
epidemiology, possible causes, treatments and complications and medications (not entirely up to
date as the book was published in 1989). The book claims in it's foreword to be written for the layman, but be forewarned the anatomy
chapter is quite detailed with lots of medical terminology. Let's put it this way, after reading this
chapter you will be able to understand the research reports in the national newsletter! (Do you
know the difference between your sub-mucosa and your myenteric plexus?) The remainder of the
book is more 'reader-friendly' with lots of good information for the newly diagnosed.