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crohns and ulcerative colitis

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Which diet is best for a patient with crohns and also ulcerative colitis? Ie low or high fiber, protein, fat etc. Knowing both would be great. Thanks!

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Glycerine82 has 4 years experience as a ASN, LPN and specializes in SNF/Rehab/Geri.

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My husband has one of these, we're trying to find out which one, atm.

From the research I've done, it really depends on the particular person. A lot of people have issues with dairy, and wheat. Also, some tolerate white bread better than any others.

During a flare it can be best to stick with a liquid diet and graduate to bland foods. We eat a lot of chicken and rice around here.

For my hubby, fat is harder to digest, fiber is the enemy and protein doesn't seem to effect him. Malnourishment is always a concern, also.

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brownbook has 35 years experience.

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I would ask the patient's gastroenterilogist and or the hospital's dietitian?

Are you asking for yourself?

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I know this is years later but as of now no diets have been shown to improve inflammation. The CCFA is going to do some studies now.

For or a patient who has active inflammation in the colon ans is experiencing bleeding or many bowel movements than a low residue and fiber diet can help minimize that.

Many people find improvement in symptoms with FODMAPs diet

or SCD diet

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