Living with Crohn’s disease is a daily battle, and those fighting are warriors in their own right. That’s what makes National Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week such an important annual event – we need to raise awareness about the impact of these conditions.
It’s equally important to shed light on the challenges people living with these diagnoses face. There is currently no cure, but there are several ways to manage symptoms and get the support you need to continue your fight.
Tips For Colitis and Crohn’s Disease Self-Care
While Crohn’s is a life-long disease, there are self-care practices you can adopt to ease symptoms and improve how you function in your everyday life.
Crohn’s disease self-care involves:
- Accepting medical treatment
- Introducing stress management techniques
- Adapting your diet
- Using complementary alternative medicine
Above all, you should take medication to manage your symptoms. However, Colitis and Crohn’s patients also have success with heating pads, acupuncture, supplements, and probiotics as alternatives or a complement to treatment.
Additionally, improving sleep and increasing physical exercise can help to reduce the stress associated with having a life-long illness. As these conditions affect the gut, choosing fresh fruits and veggies over packaged or processed foods can help you feel better.
Living With Crohn’s Disease Can Be Easier.
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Living with Crohn’s disease is hard, but getting the support and treatment you need can help you see life in a more positive light.
Stay on top of your preventive care and schedule a consultation for your comprehensive physical today.