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How can a specific diet help with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)?

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IBD is a group of disorders where your intestines get inflamed and cause cramps, pain, diarrhea, and other symptoms. It’s usually treated with medication and self care. No specific diet has been shown to prevent or treat IBD. But certain diet changes can help manage your symptoms. Depending on your symptoms, your doctor may suggest cutting down on dairy foods or fiber. Or it may help to eat smaller, more frequent meals. It’s important to talk to your doctor about which diet changes can help, and to make sure you get all the nutrients you need. You may need to take supplements.

SOURCE: 
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, National Institutes of Health.
FDA. “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.” “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America."Maintenance Therapy." "What is Crohn's Disease?" "What is Ulcerative Colitis?"
 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 16, 2019

SOURCE: 
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, National Institutes of Health.
FDA. “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.” “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America."Maintenance Therapy." "What is Crohn's Disease?" "What is Ulcerative Colitis?"
 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 16, 2019

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