What Should I Eat/ Take/ Do to Keep from Flaring?

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JenniferJuniper
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   Posted 3/10/2010 7:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm worried that I might be on the verge of a flare, so I'm scrambling to try and prevent it from happening. For the most part I don't think too much about what I eat or the supplements I take - I am young and have been very lucky with my health so far - but I know that there are things that have anti-inflammatory properties and such, and I want to do everything in my power to actively combat a problem from now on.

Thoughts/ suggestions?

Nanners
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   Posted 3/10/2010 7:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Snakeskins,

Are you on any Crohns maintainence meds? If not, that is one of the first things you need to do. This disease must be treated at all times. You have to remember that this is a chronic and incurable bowel disease.

As for what might help to quiet your flare down, many have found that by giving your bowel a rest it helps. To do that, they go on a liquid diet using things like Ensure, Boost to supplement your diet. I stay on a low residue diet all the time and that helps "me" alot. You might try googling the diet and see if it might help you too.

Good luck!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

JenniferJuniper
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   Posted 3/10/2010 7:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I am on maintenance meds, but I just haven't really gone above-and-beyond that at all. Can I get enough nutrients from the liquid diet?

Nanners
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   Posted 3/10/2010 8:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Hopefully Writer will be along soon, they know alot more about the Enternal nutrition and liquid diets. Hugs~
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

joy47
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   Posted 3/10/2010 8:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes nutrients are very important. The liquid diet is right. You are young you said. When I was young I took this disease for granted. I didnt do much of anything I ate what I wanted and i drank and partied. Now im 47 and very very close to having short bowel which can mean feeding tube or worse. So what nanners said is important. Also reserch it get books anything. Stay away from fat we dont digest it very well. protein is very important. Stress if a major factor as well. Find an outlet. This disease can play on your mind and soul. I try to excercise or i fish its relaxing. I hope this helps. I wish you the very best of luck. :-)

Writer
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   Posted 3/10/2010 9:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Regarding your question about getting enough nutrients from a liquid diet, yes, you can, but you need to make sure you use an enteral nutrition formula designed to be a full meal replacement (that is, one that supplies all the vitamins and minerals you need in a day, something like Ensure, Peptamen, E 028, Modulen, etc.), rather than just using liquids like broth and juice. Drinking enough of it to get adequate calories is very important.
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