Living with Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s Disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects over 780,000 American.  The combination of the right medication management and lifestyle habits can help you manage your symptoms, and allow you to pursue your personal and professional goals. 

Here are a few healthy tips to help control your Crohn’s Symptoms. 

  1. Stay Active:  For people who are able, exercise helps maintain overall health and reduces stress, which can be helpful for Crohn’s patients. Daily Yoga exercises has also been found to helpful too!

     

  2. Get Support: Join the monthly support groups hosted by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. A place where you can speak freely and openly with people who do share your pain.

     

  3. Avoid Triggers:  Avoid dietary changes and stick to a diet of lean protein and vegetables.  Some people with Crohn’s stop gluten or lactose or reduce fiber, best to start keeping a food journal to help you identify food problems. 

     

  4. Find the Right Medicine: Different medicines work for different people.  Work with your gastroenterologist to find the right medication to control inflammation and flare ups.  In some cases, your doctor may recommend biologics.  They are medications that work on your immune system to control inflammation. 

     

While there is no cure for Crohn’s Disease there is a wide range of treatment options that can help control symptoms and new medications coming to market each year.  Your Doctors at Digestive Disease Associates of Rockland are here to help!

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