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How can I lose 50 pounds if I have Crohn's disease?

How can I lose 50 pounds if I have Crohn's disease?

Tough situation: This can be difficult if you have gained weight due to prednisone, but still may be symptomatic from the cd. Do your best to change or eliminate stressors in your life. They will only delay your healing. Get enough rest, and slowly introduce mild aerobic exercise. Whatever you enjoy. Eliminate sugar from your diet! if you are fatigued, rest. Don't eat to gain energy. ...Read more

Dr. Abby Caplin
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Crohn's Disease (Definition)

Inflammatory bowel disease, also known as IBD, is chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. There are two main types of IBD: ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Ulcerative colitis causes continuous inflammation and ulcers in the innermost lining of the colon and the rectum. Crohn's, on the other hand, is non-continuous inflammation that affects all layers of the digestive system in the large and small intestines. Both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's cause diarrhea, pain, ...Read more


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I have Crohn's disease and need help but no insurance?

I have Crohn's disease and need help but no insurance?

Yes: There are numerous support groups also study programs out there. Try crohnsstudies.Com. ...Read more

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What to do if I have Crohn's disease and an embarissing question?

Don't worry: If you have a medical condition like Crohn's, be sure to get your questions answered. Physicians are highly trained and have, honestly, pretty much heard everything. We don't worry about the nature of your question and probably won't even notice that it could be embarrassing. After all, to us it may be routine. So, during your next doctor's visit, ask! ...Read more

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What to do if I have Crohn's disease and a ery embarrissing question?

What to do if I have Crohn's disease and a ery embarrissing question?

Muster up the: courage to ask it. Please submit a clear & specific question about Crohns. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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What kind of diet should I have. When I have Crohn's disease? What kind of foods are good for someone that has Crohn's disease?

Depends: Different people may react to different foods. Consider testing for food sensitivities. Options include fecal iga, blood igg, as well as alcat. ...Read more

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What to do if I have Crohn's disease can I smoke weed?

What to do if I have Crohn's disease can I smoke weed?

No evidence: There is no evidence that marijuana exacerbates Crohn's disease. However people who smoke marijuana are more likely to smoke nicotine. Nicotine definitely worsens Crohn's disease. So you need to be careful. ...Read more

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How to know if I have Crohn's disease if my dad has it?

How to know if I have Crohn's disease if my dad has it?

Symptoms: Crohn's disease has many genetic components so it is too complicated to say for sure what the risk is you will get crohns. However the risk is definitely elevated above the general population--perhaps a 5-10 fold risk above someone else of your same ethnic background. No screening is necessary but yes develop chronic GI complaints, get them checked out with your primary care doc. ...Read more

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Do you think I can go tanning if I have Crohn's disease?

Do you think I can go tanning if I have Crohn's disease?

Immune suppressant?: Most of the immune suppressing agents (biologics, 6MP) have an increased risk of certain skin cancers. These risks are legitimate. Therefore your risk of skin cancer will be higher than that of the average "tanner". If you are not on one of these drugs then your risk of skin cancer is the same as the average "tanner". So you have to be the judge of how much risk you are willing to take on. ...Read more

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I think I have Crohn's disease. Apt next week and i'm nervous! how to stay calm until then?

Relax: Worrying isn't going to change what is or is not going on in your body. If in fact you do have crohn's, it should be visible on endoscopy and/or other testing. The good news is that different treatments are available to help you feel better! ...Read more

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I'm suspecting that I have Crohn's disease after doing some research. Is this curable and how bad can it get?

I'm suspecting that I have Crohn's disease after doing some research. Is this curable and how bad can it get?

Not curable: Crohn's disease is not curable but can be well managed with the right medications. There are lots of manifestations of crohn's including weight loss, anemia, abdominal pain, vomiting, bowel obstruction, malabsorption, and diarrhea. Crohn's is tricky to diagnose. Please consult your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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