Most people with Crohn’s disease respond well if they follow the treatment plan provided by their doctor, track their symptoms, and adopt a healthy lifestyle.
If you’ve been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, you will certainly agree that living with the condition is no easy task, especially if your symptoms tend to flare up for what seems to be like no reason at all. However, the good news is that most people with the disease will respond well to the treatment plan, provided that they follow the advice given by their gastroenterologists.
Here are some tips for living with Crohn’s disease.
1. There will be flare ups and remission phases
Most people diagnosed with Crohn’s experience phases of flare-ups and remission. During the remission phase, individuals with Crohn’s feel normal. However, when the condition flares up, the symptoms of Crohn’s worsen and are likely to cause:
- Severe abdominal pain
- Painful bowel movements
- Bloody stools
Alongside the conditions mentioned above, Crohn’s patients are also subjected to weight loss and are often considered undernourished with poor levels of iron, vitamins, and folic acid.