Importance of nutrition
Great food is one of the joys of life, and people with IBD can enjoy it like everyone else.
But with digestive tract, you may help you to be especialy benefit you to be especialy careful about what you eat:
- Diet may influence the underlying inflammatory process of IBD
- Medications tend to be more effective in people with good nutritional status
- Diet can affect your symptoms, making them better or worse, depending on your condition and the food. These effects are very individual.
- Chronic disease can increase the body’s energy needs, so it is important that you try to meet these needs
- Because of nausea, altered taste, abdominal pain and other unpleasant symptoms, many people with IBD lose their appetite, so sometimes people need to work at eating well.
- Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis can lead to maldigestion and malabsorption, which in severe cases can lead to malnutrition.