How To Beat Crohn’s Disease in Five Steps:

Five Steps to Beat Crohn’s Disease

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  1. You Can’t Cure Crohn’s Disease- Unfortunately, Crohn’s disease is an incurable, chronic condition which means it really can’t be “beat”. However, you can manage your Crohn’s disease and put it into remission- remission is a state with little to no symptoms and it’s almost like being cured. If anyone tries to sell you a magical supplement, holistic treatment plan, special diet plan, etc., that will cure your Crohn’s disease you should run the other way! There are substances and supplements that can help alleviate symptoms and help your body heal, but they can’t cure I’ll write another post about my experiences with different supplements like Redmond’s Clay, Chinese healing oil, and etc.

 

  1. Manage Stress- Stress is a huge exacerbator of Crohn’s disease symptoms, and it’s one of the hardest things to manage. When you start having a flare up it’s all too easy to start worrying about missing school and work. On top of that, you can start to worry about paying for your medical bills. The stress of worrying about all of these things can worsen your symptoms and make it harder to recover. You can even be in remission and extreme stress can trigger a flare up! Finding strategies to manage your stress is crucial to beating Crohn’s Disease!

 

  1. Eat Healthy- When your body is dealing with Crohn’s disease it’s imperative that your body has the proper nutrition so that you can start to heal. It’s common to be anemic and malnourished when going through a Crohn’s disease flare-up which makes it even harder for you to start to get healthy again. Each person’s body reacts differently to different foods so it’s important to track what you eat and how your body reacts. It’s common for people with Crohn’s disease to generally have adverse side effects to raw vegetables, nuts, popcorn, etc.

 

  1. Get Exercise and Plenty of Rest- Getting exercise while experiencing a flare up is one of the hardest things—your body is exhausted, you have literally zero energy, and you are weaker than ever. However, simple exercise can help stimulate healing and help you recover faster, but be extra careful not to overdo it! Too much exercise while in flare up can exacerbate your flare-up. While it’s important to get exercise, it’s just as important to get plenty of rest! Your body can only start to heal when you are have plenty of rest. Many experts recommending getting at least 8-10 hours of sleep when you have a flare up.

 

  1. Follow Your Treatment Plan- It’s more than likely that your doctor will prescribe medications to help you manage your Crohn’s Disease. I can’t stress how important it is to follow the treatment plan your doctor recommends! If you have any concerns about your medications or dosage, talk to your doctor about it! Most of the time there are answers to your concerns if you just talk to your doctor about it. Never skip doses, or take more medication than prescribed without first talking with your doctor. Don’t forget your GI doctor has at least 14 years of schooling and experience—most of the time they know what they are doing!

 

Follow these 5 steps and hopefully before you know it you’ll find yourself in remission!

Author: Dylan B Nelson

After being diagnosed with Crohn's Disease, Avascular Necrosis, Enteropathic Arthritis, and an Atrial Septal Defect, Dylan like so many other people with chronic conditions struggled to manage his health. Being frustrated with the current solutions, Dylan helped create mediswarm.com, a social health network where it's easy to meet other people with the same conditions. Users can ask questions and get real answers, see top solutions for their conditions, and get support from a community of people just like them. Dylan's ultimate goal for MEDI+SWARM is that it can become a resource for individuals who have chronic health conditions to get the help they need and to help improve their overall health outcomes.

11 thoughts on “How To Beat Crohn’s Disease in Five Steps:”

  1. I think that’s a good framework for people – would apply to UC too! Exercising is important, even if you can only manage a small amount, and sticking with the treatment plan is a must!

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      1. Hopefully you have more success with this medication! I’m just glad there are more medications we can try! Make sure to share updates on how this new medication works. Wishing you nothing but the best. Hope your day is amazing 🙂

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  2. Excellent advice, especially about the stress & diet. Thanks for dropping by and following my blog and although I’ve erased the About page now, it tells of my my life with Fibromyalgia (incl IBS), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, severe Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and ongoing pain from 2 spinal surgeries and other health conditions. Life is not easy with invisible chronic pain, fatigue (aka exhaustion) and other symptoms, but living well with them just takes being in tune with your body, getting the right meds and alternative therapies and finding joy/passion in doing what you can (not worrying about what you can’t).

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    1. Couldn’t have said it better myself! It sounds like you have been through the ‘ringer’ yourself, but it sounds like you are doing well for yourself! 🙂 I really like what you said about not worrying about the things you can’t do and rather focusing on the things in life you can enjoy! Very true! Thanks for your comment, and I hope you are doing great! 🙂

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  3. Just found your blog and really liking the posts I have read so far! Super relatable and interesting 🙂 As someone else nearing my mid-20s (gulp) its nice to hear from other people going through potentially similar experiences! Keep it up 🙂

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    1. Thanks for the kind feedback! Haha yeah…mid-20s, crazy to think about! It really is nice knowing there are other people going through the same things as you, and you can lean on each other. Hope you are doing well! 🙂

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