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Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic
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A definitive survey of the frequently undiagnosed autoimmune disease describes the signs and symptoms of celiac disease, its effects on the human body's digestive system, available diagnostic procedures, treatment options, and diet and lifestyle issues, with special sections on medical contact information, national support groups, and additional resources. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
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From Dr. Peter H.R. Green, internationally renowned expert on celiac disease and director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, and medical writer Rory Jones, this is the definitive book on celiac disease, one of the most underdiagnosed autoimmune diseases in the U.S. 

Do you suffer from gastrointestinal complaints, fatigue, headaches, joint pain, anemia, and/or itchy skin conditions? Have you consulted numerous doctors, and been prescribed drugs and diets that have only temporarily alleviated some symptoms? If so, you may have celiac disease, a hereditary autoimmune condition that affects nearly one in every hundred people—97 percent of whom remain undiagnosed and untreated.

The real answer to your medical problems may lie in this book. Dr. Peter H.R. Green, together with Rory Jones, an accomplished medical writer who was diagnosed with the disease in 1998 and has been researching it ever since, have written this authoritative guide on how celiac disease is properly diagnosed, treated, and managed. The disease is triggered by gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley, which damages the lining of the small intestine so that it cannot properly absorb food. Without essential nutrients, the entire body begins to suffer. Complications from celiac disease can include infertility, depression, liver disease, other autoimmune diseases (such as type 1 diabetes and thyroid disease), and even cancer. This is a disease that you do not outgrow. At present, the only way to treat it is to follow a lifelong gluten-free diet.

This revised and updated edition contains the most current information on celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and gluten sensitivity. It examines the disease’s many manifestations and includes an entire section devoted to coping with the psychological aspects of living with a chronic illness and following a gluten-free diet. It also includes a guide to ingredients and safe grains, a selection of gluten-free manufacturers, and a list of national and international support groups.



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780060766931 Book cover for 9780061728167
 
Rev upd edition from William Morrow & Co (January 26, 2010)
9780061728167 | details & prices | 333 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $25.99
About: The definitive book on celiac disease, one of the most common and underdiagnosed autoimmune diseases in America.
from Harper Resource (February 1, 2006)
9780060766931 | details & prices | 334 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $24.95
About: A survey of the frequently undiagnosed autoimmune disease describes the signs and symptoms of celiac disease, its effects on the human body's digestive system, available diagnostic procedures, treatment options, and diet and lifestyle issues.
Paperback
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Rev upd edition from William Morrow & Co (May 24, 2016)
9780060766948 | details & prices | 304 pages | List price $16.99
About: A definitive survey of the frequently undiagnosed autoimmune disease describes the signs and symptoms of celiac disease, its effects on the human body's digestive system, available diagnostic procedures, treatment options, and diet and lifestyle issues, with special sections on medical contact information, national support groups, and additional resources.
Miscellaneous
from Harpercollins (January 26, 2010)
9780061872853 | details & prices | 352 pages | List price $11.99

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