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Crohn's Disease Diets:

There are many Crohn's disease diets that can help ease a patient's suffering. Once a patient has been diagnosed with Crohn's disease or inflammatory bowel disease, an area of great interest for treating the disease is through a diet. People with Crohn's disease often feel better if they don't eat. However, this worsens the weight loss problem many patients experience. Maintaining adequate nutrition is extremely important, especially when a patient is ill and needs drug or surgery. Certain food in patients' diets may worsen the symptoms, usually the patient will go through a phase experimenting with various Crohn's disease diets to treat it.

Types of Crohn's Disease Diets:
(research and consult a medical professional before setting up Crohn's disease diets)

Clear Fluid Diets
Fat and Diets
Full Fluid Diets

Lactose Free Diets
Roughage or Fiber Diets
TPN Total Parental Nutrition

Crohn's Disease Diets - Clear Fluid Diets:

Some patients may find it necessary to avoid all food except for clear fluids in their Crohn's disease diets. In certain situations, the patients have improved their symptoms dramatically, especially if they had small-bowel Crohn's disease due to a partial small-bowel obstruction.

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Crohn's Disease Diets - Fat and Diet:

Some patients with small-bowel Crohn's disease may need to reduce the amount of fat in their Crohn's disease diets. Patients may notice fat absorption is very likely to be decreased and diarrhea may occur or be further aggravated. Both the decrease of fat and increased diarrhea will result in a loss of energy intake.

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Crohn's Disease Diets - Full Fluid Diets:

A patient doing well on a clear fluid diet may move to a full fluid diet. Typical full fluid diets provide around 1,100 to 1,300 kilocalories a day. If lactose intolerance is not a problem, a full fluid diet is a great improvement over a clear fluid diet. However, most full fluid diets do not have enough energy or protein for patients recovering from an illness or operation. These types of Crohn's disease diets are often helpful during recovery.

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Crohn's Disease Diets - Lactose Free Diet:

Lactose is a sugar used in dairy products and is commonly known as "milk sugar." Some people suffering from inflammatory bowel disease or Crohn's disease have experienced less pain, diarrhea, and gas if they restrict lactose in their Crohn's disease diets.

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Crohn's Disease Diets - Roughage or Fiber Diet:

Grains, fruits, and vegetable are essential ingredients for a healthy and balanced diet. However, some of these foods have a laxative effect. Such an effect is unwanted during a flare-up of Crohn's disease. In addition, these foods may produce excessive gas that will further bother a patient. All Crohn's disease diets should maintain the daily recommended amount of fiber.

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Crohn's Disease Diets - Total Parenteral Nutrition TPN:

Total parenteral nutrition is a nutritionally complete diet that is given to a patient through a route other than the GI tract. High-energy diets are fed intravenously to the patient. This Crohn's disease diet is meant to allow people with special needs to avoid food, improve, and still receive adequate nutrition.

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