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Health Tip: Keep Crohn's Under Control

Suggestions to help manage the disease

(HealthDay News) -- Crohn's disease causes inflammation in portions of the digestive tract, which can trigger diarrhea, abdominal pain and cramping.

The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse says potential ways to manage Crohn's include:

  • Taking medication prescribed by your doctor.
  • Having surgery to help alleviate symptoms, and sometimes to remove a portion of the intestines.
  • Following a healthy, well-balanced diet and avoiding foods that may trigger symptoms.
  • Avoiding smoking.
  • Managing stress.
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