why arent steroids working well any more for Crohns

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by: Lydia D.

It sounds as though she just has too much inflammation in her body.

If she smokes this may be the reason and the medicines won't work as well.

Alternatively, she might not be being compliant, i.e. taking the prescribed dose.

She might not be eating properly and nutritional deficiencies will not help her gut heal.

She should not be eating the following:
- fast food, red meat,
- lentils, beans, leafy greens, etc.
- pure sugar sources - sweets, honey, syrup, chocolate,
- colas, sodas, cordials, alcohol, coffee, cocoa, etc.

She should be eating:
- potatoes, sweet potatoes, broccoli, carrots, pumpkin, cauliflower, parsnip, turnip,
- chicken, fish, shellfish, tofu,
- yoghurt,
- bananas (potassium), steamed peaches/apricots/apples/pears
- tomato juice, black/green tea, camomile/fennel tea, still water,

She should have her blood values checked and determine if she needs to take some or all of the following:

Vitamin B complex for pregnant ladies,
Iron and vitamin C,
Calcium and vitamin D,
Magnesium (for the bones),
Zinc (immune system),
Fish oil capsules (eyes, skin, etc),

http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/list-VitaminsMinerals/

It is also going to depend on what other medication she is on. For drug interactions she needs to type in all her medication and supplements here: www.drugs.com or www.rxlist.com

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