Vitamin D

Suggested Vitamin Supplements for Crohn's Disease

Crohn's Disease Health Center  

If you have Crohn's disease, good nutrition is crucial so you can stay as healthy as possible. Unfortunately, the disease -- as well as treatments for it -- can make it much harder to get enough of the vitamins and minerals you need.
Doctors often recommend vitamins for Crohn's disease to work around this problem. Whether you need Crohn's disease vitamins -- and which ones -- depends on your case and the your medical treatments.  

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Vitamin D and Inflammation

In 33 patients undergoing knee arthroplasty, plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) levels were measured preoperatively, 6 to 12 hours after surgery, then daily for 5 days, and then after 3 months. By day 2 postoperatively, there was a large increase in the median C-reactive protein (CRP) concentration and a 42.5% decrease in the median 25(OH)D concentration (p < 0.001). At day 5 and at 3 months, median 25(OH)D levels were still 27.5% and 19%, below the preoperative values, respectively (p < 0.001 and p = 0.003, respectively).

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