Healthy Living

Dealing with the Cramping of Crohn's

Keeping a symptom journal will help

On that note, try to keep a pain journal to keep track of how you're feeling. Cramps might be actually associated with things like eating a meal or eating certain foods. This is because when we eat, the food that arrives into our stomach triggers a process called peristalsis. This is when our bowels rhythmically contract to try to move food along through our digestive tract. When Crohn's is in its remission phase, pain can happen after meals because we are more sensitive to this otherwise normal contraction. However, if you're experiencing pain after meals during active disease, it could also mean that there is a high amount of inflammation or even the presence of scarring in your gut. Bring your pain journal to your doctor so they can help you figure out what's causing your stomach cramps.