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Role of diet in the management of inflammatory bowel disease

By Nirooshun Rajendran and Devinder Kumar

While the connection between a patient’s diet and the causes of the condition known as IBD are readily apparent to medical practitioners specialising in the field, researchers have consistently found it difficult to prove in a qualitative or quantitative manner. It is conjectured that enteral feeding and polymeric diets are equally effective at bringing about remission in Crohn’s disease (CD). Further exclusion diets have seen to bring longer remission in patients using an elemental diet. In 2010 researchers concluded that techniques to identify specific food intolerance required further research and investigation. This being said, they suggested that progress has been made by looking at factors such as IgG4 responses to food antigens.

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Posted on: February 23 2018

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Good article. I certainly appreciate this site. Continue the good work!

I was very interested in the article "Good Vs bad bacteria - the bugs responsible for Crohn's disease". I was diagnosed with IBD 6 months ago and after a very bad reaction to Pentasa (but unproven) I was told to wait and try again when the symptoms peaked again. However, I started taking Probiotics each day and (touch wood) I have been in remission for 5 months, with high hopes. I am very interested in the research in this field.

My 16 year old daughter was diagnosed with UC in July 2016 and after 4 flare ups within 12 months and trying different medications, she was prescribed infliximab. This has been the miracle medication for her and am so thankful that she has been able to return to a "relatively normal life", enjoying school and her passion for sports again (bar 8 weekly visits to PMH for inflixmab infusions, routine colonoscopies and mezzaline daily). I had very little knowledge of UC and autoimmunie disease for that matter; and was shellshocked at how debilitating it can be. We are so grateful to have a wonderful gastro and medical team supporting my daughter and of course the impact that inflixmab has had; however know it is still early days and don't want to take anything for granted.

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