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if i have crohns and constant constipation does that mean i am having constant flare ups?

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by: Annette Young


Hello there,

As you are aware, Crohn's disease is a particularly nasty and invasive disease. It is aggressive and attacks can appear out of the blue.

Sometimes there is little warning prior to an attack and other times you will know when a bad attack is about to happen. Some unlucky Crohn's sufferers seem to live in a constant regime of pain and this can be very isolating, painful and depressing.

One light at the end of the tunnel is when Crohn's seemingly goes into remission, now, because there is no cure for Crohn's disease, you know that there are likely to be more attacks in the future. Sometimes the periods in between aggressive bouts of Crohn's can be quite lengthy, a few weeks a few months, even years and life takes on some sort of normality during this time.

When there is no pain and discomfort diminishes, you can almost forget that you have Crohn's disease. But, future bouts of pain are always likely and these irregular attacks are called flare-ups.

Crohn's affects people on a very individual level. There are many triggers that can cause a flareup or indeed cause continual bouts of pain, but it's important to establish what may be triggering off an aggressive response.

For some people it is stress, for others, it is smoking, or it may be to do with the types of food consumed. It is really important to ensure that all nutrients are consumed and that there is no deficiency in any of the vitamins and minerals. If you suffer with constant diarrhea, you must ensure that you are not dehydrated, that there is no blood in the stools, and that you're not losing nutrients this way.

If you are constipated you do need to ensure that no blockage exists, or that the intestines have not narrowed, which means taking medical advice. You can try to change your diet a little bit at a time and have easy to digests foods-soups if necessary but if you have any concerns you must go to the doctors.

I hope this helps

Annette

constipation
by: Anonymous

I would like to know the answer to that questions also......was diagnosed with crohn's disease 8 months ago. I too have constant constipation, along with being in the bathroom more times than not. I have tried Entocort, with no luck. Now I am on Remicade and the verdict is still out on that.

constipation
by: Anonymous

I would like to know the answer to that questions also......was diagnosed with crohn's disease 8 months ago. I too have constant constipation, along with being in the bathroom more times than not. I have tried Entocort, with no luck. Now I am on Remicade and the verdict is still out on that.

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