Crohn's Disease: 15 Healthy Eating Tips

06/18/2011 12:32 am ET | Updated Aug 17, 2011

Crohn's disease is a chronic, incurable inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Symptoms include severe belly pain and diarrhea, among others.

Certain foods or eating habits can exacerbate Crohn's disease symptoms, although they aren't the underlying cause or trigger of the IBD, says Sunanda Kane, M.D., professor of gastroenterology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

Each person is different, so you may need to use trial and error to see what types of food or eating habits help (or hurt) your symptoms.

Crohn's Disease: 15 Healthy Eating Tips
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