Diet and Nutrition in Crohn Disease (cont.)
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Why does my doctor say I may need a special diet?
Some people with Crohn's disease are simply unable to meet their nutritional needs through the food they eat. Others are not able to take solid food during a severe Crohn's flare or after surgery on their intestines. Still others, such as growing children, need extra nutritional support. Each of these groups may benefit from a special diet. If you have strictures of the small intestine, you may need to be on a low residue diet.
The two most widely used special diets are elemental diets and total parenteral nutrition (TPN). In some people these diets are temporary measures; others will be on special diets for the rest of their life.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/9/2013
Sandeep Mukherjee, MD, MB, BCh
Simmy Bank, MD, MB, ChB
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
BS Anand, MD
Venkatachala Mohan, MD
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