What to Eat if You Have Crohn's Disease

15 Healthy-Eating Tips for Crohn's Disease

Specific foods don't cause or trigger Crohn's disease. You may need to use trial and error to see what helps (or hurts) your symptoms.

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What, and how, to eat

by Amanda MacMillan

Crohn's disease is a chronic, incurable inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Symptoms include severe belly pain and diarrhea, among others.

Certain foods or eating habits can exacerbate Crohn's disease symptoms, although they aren't the underlying cause or trigger of the IBD, says Sunanda Kane, MD, professor of gastroenterology at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minn.

Each person is different, so you may need to use trial and error to see what types of food or eating habits help (or hurt) your symptoms.

Next: Talk to a nutritionist

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