March 3, 2005
Health Tip: Fighting Crohns Disease
Natural ways to find relief
(HealthDay News) -- If you suffer from Crohn's disease, dealing with stressful situations may go a long way toward relieving symptoms. Here are suggestions from the Marquette General Health System:
- Regular physical exercise will help ease stress and aid in normal bowel function.
- Check for any food intolerances, such as milk or milk products. Eliminate any food from your diet that causes problems or doesn't agree with you.
- Avoid caffeinated substances, such as coffee, tea, chocolate and soda.
- Try to eat smaller, more frequent meals to allow for better absorption of nutrients and to help reduce bowel elimination problems.
- Drink plenty of water to aid colon function.
- Gradually add fiber to your diet, but should an attack occur, reduce your roughage intake until symptoms are relieved. Ask your doctor for additional dietary recommendations that may be appropriate.