Crohn’s disease is a type of irritable bowel syndrome. Patients often experience episodes of fatigue, abdominal pain, fever, and diarrhea. Following are a few tips to help manage symptoms.
Patients of Crohn's disease should avoid the following foods:
Whole-fat dairy products
Fiber-rich fruits and vegetables
Gassy vegetables, such as broccoli and cabbage
Patients suffering from Crohn's disease often have vitamin deficiencies, in which case supplements are recommended, especially for vitamin D, B12, and folic acid. However, it is advised to consult a doctor before purchasing and consuming any supplements as they may have adverse effects and exacerbate symptoms of Crohn's disease.
Crohn’s disease also impacts a patient’s immune system, making them immunocompromised and vulnerable to infectious diseases, such as influenza and pneumonia. Therefore, Crohn’s disease patients should receive seasonal vaccinations every year.
Patients should also avoid stress as it's a triggering factor for episodes of abdominal pain and diarrhea.