Managing all types of Crohn's
Crohn’s disease can be managed with specific medications; however, following a proper diet is equally important. While there is no specific diet recommended by healthcare professionals, there are a few patients who feel that dietary changes help alleviate symptoms. This, however, is a rather personalized approach to treatment. “It is very important for patients with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis to maintain a healthy lifestyle, even when the disease is in remission. Exercising regularly, eating a healthy, well-balanced diet, and managing stress can help management of both diseases. Abstaining from smoking is particularly important. Studies have shown that smokers with Crohn’s disease tend to have a more severe course than nonsmokers with Crohn’s,” said Dr. Achkar.