Crohn’s Disease

Also indexed as:Granulomatous Ileitis, Ileocolitis, Regional Enteritis
A full feeling in your stomach, accompanied by abdominal pain and regular bouts of diarrhea, may be signs of Crohn’s disease. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
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A full feeling in your stomach, accompanied by abdominal pain and regular bouts of diarrhea, may be signs of Crohn’s disease. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
  • Fill up on fiber

    Improve stool quality and other symptoms by eating high-fiber fruits and vegetables and by taking fiber supplements such as psyllium or glucomannan

  • Fight back with fish

    Prevent relapses by frequently eating fish high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, mackerel, or sardines

  • Take a daily multivitamin

    Choose a comprehensive formula containing zinc, folic acid, vitamin B12, and vitamin D to prevent deficiencies caused by poor absorption

  • Discover beneficial bacteria

    Take 250 mg of Saccharomyces boulardii three times a day to help control diarrhea

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