When Jill Sklar was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in 1989, she quickly discovered the knowledge she sought - accessibly written medical information and guidance on practical, everyday coping skills - wasn't available. Since then Sklar has educated herself on every aspect of the management and treatment of Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis - by reading medical and scientific books and journals, talking with doctors, and networking with other sufferers. As a 'patient-expert' Sklar walks you through everything you need to do and learn in the crucial first year following diagnosis. She provides essential information about: The role of nutrition; The drugs that help; Surgical options; Alternative therapies; Managing your symptoms and making daily life easier; Handling relationships with your family, friends and work colleagues; Support group resources; Providing reliable, empathetic and up-to-the minute information The First Year Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis is an indispensable guide for sufferers and their families.
Jill Sklar is an award-winning writer who specialises in medical writing. Her articles, on subjects ranging from heart transplantation to digestive diseases, have appeared in the New York Times, Style Magazine and Digestive Health and Nutrition Magazine.