10 Vitamins You May Need if You Have Crohn’s


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Get the nutrients you need

by Amanda Gardner

In Crohn's disease, damage to the digestive tract, and sometimes the surgery and medication used to treat it, can make it hard for the body to absorb nutrients.

The good news is that many people with Crohn's disease can get what they need from their diet and a daily multivitamin, says Arthur DeCross MD, associate professor of medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York.

Still, people with Crohn's should be on the look-out for shortages in vitamins and minerals, which can vary depending on the amount and location of damage in the body.

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