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How do dairy foods affect people with Crohn's disease?

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Dairy is good for you, but if these foods cause diarrhea, pain, or gas, you may not be able to digest them. Your doctor may call this lactose intolerance. It’s often hard to tell if your symptoms are from the Crohn's disease or the food you eat. To find out, get tested. If you are lactose intolerant, pills that contain lactase may help you digest milk and milk products.

SOURCES:

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "About Crohn's Disease," "Living With Crohn's Disease," "Managing Flares and Other IBD Symptoms."

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Crohn's Disease," "Diet and Nutrition."

Shafran, I. Digestive Diseases and Sciences, April 2010.

Feller, M. Clinical Infectious Diseases, Feb. 15, 2010.

American College of Gastroenterology: "Management of Crohn's Disease in Adults."

Doherty, G. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, April 31, 2010.

Morris, J. The Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society, May-June 2009.

Chiba, M. World Journal of Gastroenterology, May 28, 2010.

Rajendran, N. World Journal of Gastroenterology, March 28, 2010.

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on October 08, 2019

SOURCES:

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "About Crohn's Disease," "Living With Crohn's Disease," "Managing Flares and Other IBD Symptoms."

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Crohn's Disease," "Diet and Nutrition."

Shafran, I. Digestive Diseases and Sciences, April 2010.

Feller, M. Clinical Infectious Diseases, Feb. 15, 2010.

American College of Gastroenterology: "Management of Crohn's Disease in Adults."

Doherty, G. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, April 31, 2010.

Morris, J. The Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society, May-June 2009.

Chiba, M. World Journal of Gastroenterology, May 28, 2010.

Rajendran, N. World Journal of Gastroenterology, March 28, 2010.

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on October 08, 2019

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