Saturday, March 9, 2013

Diet and Probiotics Helpful in Crohn's Treatment

"Recent research has also shown that probiotics can be a useful tool in promoting and sustaining remission from Crohn's. Probiotics help the digestive system to function better by balancing digestive flora, the microorganisms that live in the digestive tract, which have many benefits including calming the digestive system.

Another tool for the treatment of Crohn's is diet. While a poor diet isn't believed to cause Crohn's disease, it can aggravate the symptoms in some cases. A low FODMAP diet, which stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols, all sugars that are found in many foods, has been shown to provide some relief to patients with Crohn's. Eating a low FODMAP diet can reduce symptoms including pain, gas, bloating and more."

Crohn's disease treatments advancing, leading to remission | Health | Kentucky.com