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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.
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