Home remedies for crohn’s disease (part 10)

Published : 10 Jan 2022 08:54 PM | Updated : 12 Jan 2022 06:15 PM


There's no firm evidence that what you eat actually causes inflammatory bowel disease. But certain foods and beverages can aggravate your signs and symptoms, especially during a flare-up.

It can be helpful to keep a food diary to track what you're eating, as well as how you feel. If you discover that some foods are causing your symptoms to flare, you can try eliminating them.

•    Limit dairy products: Many people with inflammatory bowel disease find that problems such as diarrhea, abdominal pain and gas improve by limiting or eliminating dairy products

•    Eat small meals: You may find that you feel better eating five or six small meals a day rather than two or three larger ones.

•    Drink plenty of liquids: Try to drink plenty of fluids daily. Water is best. Alcohol and beverages that contain caffeine stimulate your intestines and can make diarrhea worse.

•    Consider multivitamins: Because Crohn's disease can interfere with your ability to absorb nutrients and because your diet may be limited, multivitamin and mineral supplements are often helpful.

•    Talk to a dietitian: If you begin to lose weight or your diet has become very limited, talk to a registered dietitian.

Read more: Nutrition therapy for crohn’s disease (part 9)

Courtesy: Mayo Clinic

Related Topics