It's all about a good diet and avoiding what she can't eat, or what doesn't work for her body. It's a pain in the neck to deal with but once she finds the foods that "set her off" she can avoid them and will be able to manage just fine.
also- I do NOT have chrohns myself. A very good friend of mine has it and I have been her shoulder since she was diagnosed so that's about as far as my experience goes.
Quoting Anonymous:It's all about a good diet and avoiding what she can't eat, or what doesn't work for her body. It's a pain in the neck to deal with but once she finds the foods that "set her off" she can avoid them and will be able to manage just fine.also- I do NOT have chrohns myself. A very good friend of mine has it and I have been her shoulder since she was diagnosed so that's about as far as my experience goes.
My mom was disgnosed in 1994 or so. She had to have part of one of her intestines removed. (dont remember which one) and when she has a flare up she has to take meds...and have routine colonoscopies. But other than that...she leads a healthy life. She doesnt let it slow her down.
I know it affects different people in different ways.
I'm not gonna lie, Crohn's is pretty painful. At least it is for me. I have a hard time with food because I will eat a food and it won't bother me, but I can eat it again a week later and have a flare up. She just needs to make sure she is really paying attention to what she eats. Keeping a food journal helps. Good luck to her!
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Actually, yes it is life threatening, depending on the severity of the disease and what's needed to treat it.
I have severe UC with Crohns complications.
my son has it, he developed it shortly before his 6th bday.
Wrong, wrong WRONG.
It's OBVIOUS you don't have Crohns by what you wrote!!! Some mild cases can be helped by diet, but managed? No. Being set off by diet? Wrong again.
Bullshit. If diet alone were able to manage Crohns, then believe me, most of us wouldn't be taking life altering/dangerous medications trying to stop from bleeding out from the inside!!!
I'm very glad your friend is able to so easily manage her condition, but to try and tell someone that it's all about what you eat is just plain irresponsible and IGNORANT. Not all UC or Crohns cases are created equal. When you've lost 70lbs in 3 months and hardly eat anything but gatorade and ensure, then get back to me with your INCREDIBLE dietary breakthrough for Crohns disease. I know plenty of shocked people who would just LOVE your friend's "secret."
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