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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.

From: Crohn's Disease: Diet and Nutrition WebMD Medical Reference

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.   April 2010. Digestive Diseases and Sciences,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.   April 2010. Digestive Diseases and Sciences,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on October 08, 2019

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