Health Tip: Help Control Crohn's Symptoms05/10/11
(HealthDay News) -- People with Crohn's disease -- a type of
inflammatory bowel -- are prone to being malnourished.
The University of Maryland Medical Center offers these
suggestions to help people with Crohn's better manage their
- Snack throughout the day on small amounts of food, rather than
eating big meals.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Stay away from spicy foods, and stick to bland, softer
- Steer clear of foods that are high in fiber, such as popcorn,
seeds, beans, nuts and bran.
- Don't eat foods that are greasy or fried, and avoid heavy and
fattening sauces that contain cream, butter or margarine.
- Restrict milk and dairy products if you are lactose
- Limit caffeine and alcohol.
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