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What can I do to manage Crohn's disease?

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In managing Crohn's disease, it is very important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This is important even when the disease goes into remission for long periods of time. You can maintain a healthy lifestyle by exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet. Abstaining from smoking can also help prevent symptoms from recurring. Studies have shown that smokers are at a higher risk of developing Crohn's disease than nonsmokers and that smokers with Crohn's tend to have a more severe course than nonsmokers with Crohn's. People with Crohn's disease are usually able to lead healthy and active lifestyles.

Like many other disorders, understanding and being educated about Crohn's disease are the most important tools with which to manage it and prevent complications.

From: The 5 Types of Crohn’s Disease WebMD Medical Reference

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Crohn's Colitis Foundation of America: "About Crohn's Disease."

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Crohn's Disease."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on June 14, 2018

SOURCES:

Crohn's Colitis Foundation of America: "About Crohn's Disease."

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Crohn's Disease."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on June 14, 2018

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