Diet and Nutrition in Crohn Disease Topic Guide
Crohn's Disease and Diet:
People with Crohn's disease have many challenges, particularly their dietary and nutritional needs. Some foods may aggravate symptoms, while other foods may not cause problems. Malnutrition is a concern with people with Crohn's disease. Foods that may aggravte symptoms include:
Often, a parenteral nutrition (TPN) or elemental diet may be recommended to reduce symptoms of Crohn's disease.
Crohn's Disease in Children and Teens Crohn's disease is an inflammation of the small intestine. Crohn's disease is also referred to as inflammatory bowel disase. Crohn's disease in children and teens generally develop symptoms before the age of 20. Symptoms include watery diarrhea, abdominal pain, weight loss, appetite loss, and slowed growth. Management of Crohn's disease in children and teens is possible with medication and lifestyle changes.
Crohn's Disease Resources
- Understand Your Treatment Options for Constipation
- 9 Questions to Ask Before Having Surgery
- Are We Close to a Cure for Cancer?