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A 24-year-old male asked:

After a small bowel resection for crohn's & now over 25 hospitalized bowel obstructions later, will hgh strengthen intestines, if not what should i do?

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Not likely: Focus on making sure your inflammatory bowel disease is well controlled and overall good health. That means making sure you have good nutrition, are physically active, sleeping well and have good social support. Try to avoid for looking for too much pharmacotherapy for good health. Some is necessary but remember, particularly with hormones, it's easy create problems. Best of luck.

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Last updated Jun 20, 2014

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