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July 2017 Issue

Crohn’s Disease: Healing With Nutrition

ENís update guides you on diet strategies that may help manage symptoms of Crohnís disease.

Crohnís disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that affects about 2 in 1,000 Americans. Crohnís and other forms of IBD are autoimmune diseases, which means the immune system attacks the intestinal lining, resulting in chronic inflammation. The disease can affect any part of the intestine, but usually affects the end of the small intestine and the beginning of the large intestine. Symptoms can include persistent diarrhea, abdominal pain, cramping, fever, and bleeding. Some people experience loss of appetite, fatigue, and weight loss.

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