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How can Crohn's disease affect your weight?

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Crohn's disease can make it hard to keep your weight healthy and get the nutrients you need. But it's possible. The inflammation linked to Crohn’s can give you nausea and diarrhea, as well as curb your appetite. As a result, you may eat less, making it harder to keep weight on. Some Crohn's medicines may also affect your weight. Corticosteroids such as prednisone can cause temporary weight gain. If you have a weight change, talk with your doctor.

SOURCES:

American Society for Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition: "Nutrition and Crohn's Disease."

Eiden, K. , May 2003. Practical Gastroenterology

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "Diet and Nutrition."

University of North Carolina School of Medicine: "Treatment of Crohn's Disease."

UCSF Medical Center: "Nutrition Tips for Inflammatory Bowel Disease."

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "Treating Children and Adolescents" and "Living with Crohn's Disease."

Cleveland Clinic: "Diarrhea."

American Dietetic Association: "Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Nutrition Therapy."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on June 19, 2018

SOURCES:

American Society for Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition: "Nutrition and Crohn's Disease."

Eiden, K. , May 2003. Practical Gastroenterology

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "Diet and Nutrition."

University of North Carolina School of Medicine: "Treatment of Crohn's Disease."

UCSF Medical Center: "Nutrition Tips for Inflammatory Bowel Disease."

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "Treating Children and Adolescents" and "Living with Crohn's Disease."

Cleveland Clinic: "Diarrhea."

American Dietetic Association: "Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Nutrition Therapy."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on June 19, 2018

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