Crohn’s Disease: Prevention
A form of that causes irritation in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. It usually affects the lower (also called the ) or the , but it can also affect any part of the .
About Crohn’s Disease and Prevention
No special diet has been proven effective for preventing or treating Crohn’s disease, but it is important that people who have Crohn’s disease follow a nutritious diet and avoid any foods that seem to worsen symptoms. People with Crohn’s disease often experience a decrease in appetite, which can affect their ability to receive the daily nutrition needed for good health and healing. In addition, Crohn’s disease is associated with and poor absorption of necessary . Foods do not cause Crohn’s disease, but foods such as bulky grains, hot spices, alcohol, and milk products may increase diarrhea and . The health care provider may refer a person with Crohn’s disease to a dietitian for guidance about meal planning.
Can smoking make Crohn’s disease worse?
Studies have shown that people with Crohn’s disease who smoke may have more severe symptoms and increased complications of the disease, along with a need for higher doses of steroids and other medications. People with Crohn’s disease who smoke are also more likely to need surgery…