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Can you help control flare ups by watching what you eat when you have colitus? In other words can certain foods contribute to the problem?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Diet affects symptom

Mean ulcerative colitis or crohn's colitis, not"spastic" or "mucus" colitis (misnomers for irritable bowel syndrome, no inflammation in the colon)? Diet doesn't cause ibd, but can worsen the symptoms.
Diet not worsen the actual inflam. But, it may be helpful to limit fats, land fats (omega 6), emphasize marine fats (omega 3): may help decrease infl. No spicy food. May be lactose intoll ccfa.Org.

In brief: Diet affects symptom

Mean ulcerative colitis or crohn's colitis, not"spastic" or "mucus" colitis (misnomers for irritable bowel syndrome, no inflammation in the colon)? Diet doesn't cause ibd, but can worsen the symptoms.
Diet not worsen the actual inflam. But, it may be helpful to limit fats, land fats (omega 6), emphasize marine fats (omega 3): may help decrease infl. No spicy food. May be lactose intoll ccfa.Org.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Alain Ades
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Colitis

Certain foods can bring on a worsening.
Many people with ulcerative colitis can have a sensitivity to gluten. Gluten is in anything with wheat. Also, many patients with colitis are intolerant of milk. A gluten free non dairy diet is difficult, but may help considerably.

In brief: Colitis

Certain foods can bring on a worsening.
Many people with ulcerative colitis can have a sensitivity to gluten. Gluten is in anything with wheat. Also, many patients with colitis are intolerant of milk. A gluten free non dairy diet is difficult, but may help considerably.
Dr. Alain Ades
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care

In brief: Sugar and oil

Any type of sugar products - ice cream, sweats, brewers yeast cause pain and greasy food is another factor that causes flare up.
To help heal use butyric acid, glutamine and kapparrrest supplements by biotics.

In brief: Sugar and oil

Any type of sugar products - ice cream, sweats, brewers yeast cause pain and greasy food is another factor that causes flare up.
To help heal use butyric acid, glutamine and kapparrrest supplements by biotics.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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