Who has some helpful advice or tips in beginning Crohn's disease?

It has become... Very treatable. So if diagnosed be optimistic. Therpies exist that could not have been imagined 15 years ago. Few people will ever need a colostomy or bowel resection, unless diagnosed late, or with fulminant fistualization. Most patients have a managable disease. Be optimistic!

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What are helpful advice or tips in beginning to deal with Crohn's disease?

Information. Contact www. Ccfa. Org which has a lot of helpful literature for exactly your situation. The doctor who diagnosed you should be able to give you a complimentary membership if you need help, but they are a go to source for everything on ibd.

Advice on diet for Crohn's disease? What should I do?

Yes? Don't really understand the? If you mean can you advance your diet with crohn's disease, yes as tolerated. There is no reliable crohn's diet, it is not caused by diet, but some things you eat might cause distress. That list of things that might bother you is particular to you not generalized, experiment and find out.
It depends. Each person is unique in terms of what foods are better tolerated for cd. It's important, though, to avoid hard nuts and food like popcorn. These can iirritate passing through. Some are adding turmeric to their diets, since it may have antiinflammatory properties. A few capsules/day or sprinkle on food. Anecdote: some do well on paleo-type foods-meat, cooked veggies, no grains. Controversial.

Hello doctor, I am looking for any advice on Crohn's disease & pentasa (mesalamine)?

Does not work. Pentasa (mesalamine) & other Mesalamine (5-asa) medications are anti-inflammatory medications that only work on the thin lining of the colon (large intestine). They can work for mild ulcerative colitis. They do not work for crohn's disease which affects the deeper layers of the gut and affects other parts of the gut other than the colon. The only meds that are effective for crohn's are immunosuppressive.

I am pregnant. I have Crohn's disease. I am gaining weight very quickly. My gyno adviced me to lower it. Any diet change to lower my weight?

Eat less. Any change of diet may provoke remission of your crohn's disease, many had successful pregnancies with out any complications, if you want to loose weight eat less and be more active, you will loose weight.

I have Crohn's disease. I am pregnant. My gyno has adviced me to loose weight. Any useful way to reduce my weight other than yoga?

Losing weight. To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done (weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/ (depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, .

What are some beneficial vitamins and supplements for Crohn's disease to help keep your gut healthy?

Vitamin D and... Many supplements can be beneficial for those with crohn's. Vitamin d can be especially beneficial, but many other supplements, herbs and dietary changes can be very helpful. However, I strongly advise you consult with a holistic doctor knowledgeable in this area for guidance. See http://www. Crohnsforum. Com/showthread. Php? T=32036 for info and http://www. Abihm. Org/search-doctors to find a good doc!

What is Crohn's disease?

Gut disease. This is a serious, troublesome, incurable, chronic disease usually involving the gut, causing the wall to thicken and become blocked. The new biotech medicines have made it much easier to treat than in the past. You may hear it called "regional enteritis" or "terminal ileitis"; the latter doesn't mean it's terminal in the sense that it's usually fatal.

Crohn's disease and taebo?

Exercise is good. Tae bo seems to be pretty high energy and impact. If your disease is under good control, you should haven't have major issues, like incontinence. Check out this excellent article on exercise and ibd: http://www. Webmd. Com/ibd-crohns-disease/ulcerative-colitis/features/exercising-when-you-have-a-gi-disorder.
Physical activity. Staying in shape by doing physical activity like taebo in Crohn's disease is very important, not only for cardiovascular health, but for mental health which impacts on your disease related quality of life.