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What will calm symptoms of Crohn's disease?

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Try these tips to calm your symptoms and stay healthy when your disease is acting up:

  • Eat soft, bland foods. Avoid dishes that are spicy or high in fiber.
  • Eat smaller meals, and eat more often. Instead of three large meals, eat five small ones.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Avoid sodas and drinks with caffeine.

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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