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Diet and Nutrition in Crohn Disease (cont.)

What else can I do through diet to manage Crohn's disease symptoms?

Patient Comments

These tips may help you feel better during and after eating:

  • Keep a food diary. Record everything you eat and whether it causes you any problems. Design your own diet around what works for you.
  • Stock your home with foods that you enjoy and do not cause you problems.
  • Eat several small meals a day rather than a few large meals. This helps many people reduce or avoid symptoms.
  • Eat when you are hungry.
  • Take small bites of food and chew each bite completely.

Where can I get more information about Crohn's disease and diet?

Your health-care professional should be able to provide suggestions and guidance on diet choices. If you feel you need more help designing a diet that works best for you, ask him or her to refer you to a dietitian. These professionals are trained to tailor diets for individuals with specific diseases.

Medically reviewed by John A. Daller, MD, American Board of Surgery with subspecialty certification in surgical critical care

REFERENCE: Ghazi, L. J. "Crohn Disease Treatment and Management." Medscape. Updated Feb 26, 2015.
<http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/172940-treatment>


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