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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.

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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