Treatment of Crohn’s Disease through Diet

Treatment of Crohn’s Disease through Diet

A lot of the information that we get on the internet relating to crohn’s disease may be often misleading. Specific information may not be available on the subject, as there is no written dietary rule available. However studies have shown us that certain changes made in your daily eating routine may have therapeutic effect on the suffering system. If discipline is maintained in the long run, the re-occurrence of the disease could be prevented. We take a scientific sneak peak into the changes that you may make to your diet. Read on about the treatment of crohn’s disease through diet.

Crohn’s Disease and Diet

Diet may not be among the direct causes of Crohn’s disease, although it could be used as an essential weapon in subduing the symptoms and preventing the disease from reappearing.

You may take up temporary eating patterns, preferably prescribed by physicians. You may want to avoid any short chained carbohydrates, which when improperly digested tend to accumulate in the lower part of the large intestine. Excluding these foods from your diet may prove to be highly beneficial in suppressing the symptoms of Crohn’s disease. It may be, up to certain extend, a trial and miss method, before you may settle down for a fixed routine.

eating patterns

Depending on your tolerance levels, you may be asked to eat a variety of fruit and vegetables, in order to ensure that your prebiotic fiber consumption is kept abreast. Thus healthy bowels are ensured, as with increase in consumption of fruits and veggies, the chances of developing a nutritional deficiency decreases. Legumes, potatoes, bananas, asparagus, onions, leeks, berries and oats might just be the best option available for you. Although every individual would react differently to each eatable.

You are always advised to follow a balance diet, rather than adapting the extremes. You may not cut out on animal based food products which are rich in iron, especially the ones rich in heam-iron. Fat is not as much hurting for crohn’s disease, as is carbohydrates.

Adequate vitamin D levels are imperative for treating Crohn’s disease, as well as for maintaining overall intestinal health. Some one deficient in vitamin D, may want to take supplements. Consulting a physician is always the correct way to proceed in case of supplements.

Diet control

Diet control may not bring about the desired effects in certain cases. Probiotic supplements may prove to be beneficial in such cases. It may be an expensive option,but effective none the less.

A potent dose of curcumin may just be the last option available at hand, atleast to alleviate the symptoms somewhat. It is a naturally organic substance, orangish in colour which is extracted from turmeric.

A more practical advice, like a diet plan, may be almost impossible to come by, from some one other than a doctor by profession. There are a number of gastrointestinal diseases for which medical science has not yet found a concrete answer. Moreover what works for one, may not work for the other. That is just how some things go.

By Abhro