Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: How should I eat?

Written by: Dr. Carlos Miguel De Sola Earle
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Crohn 's disease and ulcerative colitis are inflammatory bowel diseases of type. Although considered related diseases, Crohn 's disease is usually located at the lower end of the small intestine and the beginning of the large intestine, while the colitits colitis affects the lining of the large intestine (colon ) and rectum.

Both Crohn's patients such as ulcerative colitis have today of drugs that control inflammation effectively, allowing them to save too restrictive or specific diet.


Crohn's Patients: eat several times a day and variously

Still, Crohn's patients, depending on their severity, should follow a well- designed diet and calibrated to your weight and clinical condition. The intestine of a patient with Crohn resembles a large supermarket;if it suddenly becomes full of customers, the service would be better if these were spread across different sections and decided to pay at different times. Likewise, Crohn 's patients are advised to eat several times a day and varied form so you can absorb all the nutrients gradually.


Patients with ulcerative colitis: eat little fiber and many proteins

By contrast, the patient with ulcerative colitis in active phase must make a low-fiber diet and eat that which proteins of energies and with minimum waste and maximum absorption. These patients have to focus on not giving overwork the colon, which is achieved by reducing the need to go to the bathroom. Good news for patients with ulcerative colitis is that, once the active phase or shoot, can eat everything.

In addition to reducing symptoms, can, through diet, reduce inflammation or add probiotics, a live microorganisms that are active in the intestine and can help balance the intestinal flora and enhance the system immune.


Sometimes, patients with inflammatory bowel disease may, because of this, suffer from malnutrition, which are necessary supplements, such as vitamin B12, D, calcium, and iron if you take steroids.

In general, the goal of the gastroenterologist is not only make your patient recovers from an outbreak caused by his illness, but you can eat as far as possible, what used to keeping a varied diet with proper digestion.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Carlos Miguel De Sola Earle

Dr. Sola is a specialist in Digestive concerning specialty. He is considered an expert in inflammatory bowel diseases, which has been dedicated for 24 years. It is also dedicated to the study of liver diseases and endoscopy. Extensive experience in ultrasound and endoscopy of the digestive tract. He developed intestinal ultrasound, endoscopy in general and especially enteroscopy, capsule endoscopy and therapeutic endoscopy of digestive diseases and obesity.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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