Includes bibliographical references (pages 106-107) and index.
1. Diagnosing inflammatory bowel disease -- 2. How the healthy digestive system works -- 3. How and why the digestive system malfunctions in people with Crohn Disease of Ulcerative Colitis -- 4. Living with the condition -- 5. Treatment -- 6. Mind/body connection -- 7. Search for a cure.
Describes the history, symptoms, types, and treatments of Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis; also includes sources of support for people with these diseases and a glossary of terms.