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Crohn’s Disease Stack

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A full feeling in your stomach, accompanied by abdominal pain and regular bouts of diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss, and malnutrition, may be signs of Crohn's disease- an inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation of the lining of the digestive tract. Although the exact cause of Crohn's disease is still unknown, the factors that may contribute to its development include a poor immune system, heredity, diet and stress. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.

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Yarrow is an anti-inflammatory herb historically recommended by doctors for people with Crohn's disease.
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Witch hazel is a tannin-containing herb that may be helpful to decrease diarrhea during acute flare-ups and has been used for this purpose in traditional medicine.
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Vitamin B12 is needed to repair intestinal cells damaged by Crohn's disease. Supplementation may offset some of the deficiency caused by Crohn's-related malabsorption.
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Vitamin A is needed for the growth and repair of cells that line both the small and large intestine and can improve symptoms in people with Crohn's disease.
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Turmeric contains curcumin, which has been reported to have anti-inflammatory activity. Studies show, people given turmeric saw an improvement after three months.
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Slippery elm helps soothe inflamed tissues. Doctors sometimes use this herb in combination with marshmallow, cranesbill, and several other herbs to sooth the digestive tract.
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Oak is a tannin-containing herb that may be helpful to decrease diarrhea during acute flare-ups and has been used for this purpose in traditional medicine.
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Marshmallow helps soothe inflamed tissues. Doctors sometimes use this herb in combination with slippery elm, cranesbill, and several other herbs to sooth the digestive tract.
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People with Crohn's disease may be deficient in lipase. Supplementing with enzymes might improve the malabsorption that is associated with the disease.
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Licorice is an anti-inflammatory herb historically recommended by doctors for people with Crohn's disease.
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Green tea is a tannin-containing herb that may be helpful to decrease diarrhea during acute flare-ups and has been used for this purpose in traditional medicine.
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Folic acid is needed to repair intestinal cells damaged by Crohn's disease. Supplementation may offset some of the deficiency caused by Crohn's-related malabsorption.
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Supplementing with enzymes might improve the nutrient malabsorption that is often associated with Crohn's disease.
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Doctors sometimes recommend this astringent herb in combination with several other herbs to sooth the digestive tract. Because it contains tannin, it may help decrease diarrhea.
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Chamomile is an anti-inflammatory herb historically recommended by doctors for people with Crohn's disease.
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Aloe juice has historically been recommended by doctors for people with Crohn's disease.
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25 to 50 mg of zinc (with 2 to 4 mg of copper to avoid depletion) per day. Zinc is needed to repair intestinal cells damaged by Crohn's disease. Supplementation may offset some of the deficiency caused by Crohn's-related malabsorption.
80mcg supp
80 to 1,000 mcg daily. Taking vitamin K can counteract the deficiency and resulting bone loss that can occur in people with Crohn's disease.
250mg supp
At least 250 mg of Saccharomyces boulardii taken three times per day. In double-blind research, diarrhea caused by Crohn's disease has partially responded to supplementation with the probiotic Saccharomyces boulardii.
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. People with Crohn's disease may benefit from taking a high potency multivitamin-mineral supplement to offset the deficiencies caused by Crohn's-related malabsorption.
2.7g supp
2.7 grams daily omega-3 fatty acids in enteric-coated capsules. Fish oil helps relieve the inflammation of the gut that occurs in people suffering from Crohn's disease.
200mg supp
Take under medical supervision: 200 mg daily. In a preliminary trial, six of seven people with Crohn's disease went into remission after taking DHEA for eight weeks.
1000iu supp
1,000 to 1,200 IU daily under medical supervision. Vitamin D malabsorption is common in Crohn's and can lead to a deficiency of the vitamin. Supplementation can help prevent bone loss in cases of deficiency.

Potential Interactions

Supplementation with zinc, iron, or the combination has been found to improve vitamin A status among children at high risk for deficiency of the three nutrients. This interaction has only been shown in a developing country with higher incidence of multiple deficiencies.
Refrences
  • Muñoz EC, Rosado JL, Lopez P, et al. Iron and zinc supplementation improves indicators of vitamin A status of Mexican preschoolers. Am J Clin Nutr 2000;71:789-94.

Supplementing with folic acid in amounts as little as 300 to 800 mcg per day may increase vitamin B12 requirements. Therefore, it would be prudent for people taking folic acid to supplement with vitamin B12.

Supplementation with vitamin B12, even in relatively small amounts, can increase folic acid requirements, For that reason, people taking vitamin B12 supplements should also consider taking folic acid.

In addition, supplementing with folic acid can mask the laboratory diagnosis of vitamin B12 deficiency. Failure to identify and treat vitamin B12 deficiency in a timely manner can lead to permanent neurological damage. The relatively small amount of vitamin B12 present in most supplements is not sufficient to prevent or correct vitamin B12 deficiency in people who have pernicious anemia (a condition caused by vitamin B12 malabsorption). For that reason, people should tell their doctor if they are taking folic acid supplements, so that the doctor will order alternative laboratory tests if vitamin B12 deficiency is suspected.


Refrences
  • Smith AD. Folic acid fortification: the good, the bad, and the puzzle of vitamin B-12. Am J Clin Nutr 2007;85:3-5.
  • Steiner I,Melamed E. Folic acid and the nervous system. Neurology. 1983 Dec;33(12):1634



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