Living with a chronic disease is difficult and most patients will need to make significant lifestyle changes to manage their symptoms and keep flares under control. There are many challenges that Crohn’s disease patients have to face. As Crohn’s and Colitis UK explains, finding a good doctor is essential. A doctor who specializes in inflammatory bowel disease will help you to get the treatment you need and can respond quickly to flare-ups.
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Diet is a major challenge for Crohn’s disease patients. An elimination diet can help you work out which foods are more likely to aggravate your Crohn’s symptoms and which will help calm symptoms. You may find that you have two different diets: one for when the disease is active and one when you’re in remission.