Here are some things you can do to take the very best care of yourself.
- Appetite a little low? Try eating small, frequent meals, instead of a few big ones.
- When you enjoy a great restaurant meal without irritation or side effects, jot down which items you ordered.
- Manage symptoms of Crohn’s disease: enjoy a balanced diet and proper portion control.
- Smoking can make Crohn’s disease symptoms worse. Now is a good time to quit!
- Feeling fatigued? Enjoy regular exercise, a healthy diet, and enough sleep. And talk to your doctor.
- Taking antibiotics for Crohn’s disease symptoms? Avoid alcohol, which can worsen some side effects.
Treatments for Crohn’s Disease
- Crohn’s disease treatment choices depend on the location and severity of your disease.
- When Crohn’s disease goes into remission, it’s usually due to treatment with medication or surgery.
- Treatment for Crohn’s disease includes anti-inflammatory drugs, antibiotics, and/or surgery.
- Know what’s in your medicine cabinet: Aspirin can worsen the inflammation caused by Crohn’s disease.
- Some antibiotics can reduce Crohn’s inflammation, though no one yet knows how.
- Corticosteroids, a treatment for Crohn’s, can raise your osteoporosis risks. Talk to your doctor.