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.
Here is the latest news from the Crohns and Colitis foundation "Under The microscope"... The connection between vitamin D and the normal immune system is gaining credibility. In IBD, there are numerous clues that suggest a role for vitamin D.
Calciferol also known as Vitamin D, is called “the sunshine vitamin” since your body uses a combination of cholesterol & sunshine to make it. So if you live in a sunny city and drink lots of milk... you’ve got it made!
According to an article published online December 12 & in the March issue of Gastroenterology, increased intake of vitamin D may radically reduce the risk for Crohn's disease in women.
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).
What do food intolerances, allergies, asthma, coeliac disease, cancer, IBS, hayfever, behavioural issues, and many other increasingly similar conditions all have in common?
They are all symptoms of immune system dysfunction.