Can certain foods worsen IBD conditions?
Most of the gut problems that we face are often associated with allergies due to poor and incomplete digestion of foods. This eventually leads to various complications that can worsen in the health condition of the IBD patients, and slow down the processes and chances to achieve and maintain Deep Remission. A main causative factor that can result in numerous sorts of gastrointestinal irritations, allergies are key disease-aggravating indications that IBD patients often deal with. Dairy allergy or lactose intolerance is one among the commonly found allergies that most of the IBD patients keep facing each day. Sufferers of this autoimmune disease are intolerant of several grains. Yeast is yet another allergen that causes gut irritations and related symptoms that can worsen the health of IBD patients. Hence, experts continue to recommend the strong need to adhere to the good ‘stone age diet’ with low glycaemic index. It helps avoid all the allergens that can cause irritations. IBD and related allergic conditions can lead to sudden flare-ups of both inflammation and debilitating symptoms. Hence inflammatory bowel disease patients are advised to avoid certain foods even if they can be categorised as healthy and highly nutritious.
Researches undertaken to unveil the possible link between diet and IBD has analyse a wide range of foods and nutrients, in order to analyse their roles on the gastrointestinal tract. This has helped find the link between IBD and diets, especially the ones that are rich in fats and sugars, as they might soon aggravate the disease symptoms and lead to life threatening flare-ups. Chances of flare-ups are significantly higher among those who choose to have a higher amount of junk foods and westernised diet plans which are high in fats and sugars. Several elements like dairy products and linoleic acid that are considered as inevitable parts of daily diets are symptom-triggering factors that inflammatory bowel disease patients have to avoid by all means.
Precisely, the answer would be a No. However, IBD patients are warned to avoid certain foods as they can exacerbate the inflammation and other symptoms, along with hampering the results that are likely to be obtained through specialized medications like chemically derived drugs and genetically derived biologics. Hence, this might in turn worsen the overall health conditions of the patients. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are inflammatory bowel diseases that cause chronic inflammation in the digestive tract. Based on the disease condition, the inflammation can be detected anywhere from mouth to anus, though it’s commonly found in the small intestine or the colon.
Though foods and IBD conditions are not directly related, researches continue to explore the various links that connect diet and IBD. As part of the in-depth investigation to decipher the role that foods play in exacerbating/suppressing IBD symptoms, scientists examined a wide range of foods and nutrients to know the roles that play in the digestive process. These comprehensive researches suggest the strong link between IBD and certain diet plans. However, patients are strongly advised to consult with physicians and get comprehensive idea on the nutritional deficiencies, before finalizing a diet plan.
While IBD cases had been lower in the past year, the disease has currently turned out to become nightmarish in several countries. Westernized diets and several other junk foods that’s high in fats and sugars are often found to have the worst among the inclusions in the diet plans for patients who suffer from inflammatory bowel disease. A recently conducted study has found significant connection between ulcerative colitis and linoleic acid found in red meat, margarine, as well as cooking oils like corn oil and sunflower oil. It has also been discovered that sugars in sweets as well as confectionaries can aggravate IBD signs. Hence, a balanced and healthy diet is essential to gaining energy for the daily activities. It can also repair the body and facilitate a proper overall growth. In order to enable this speedy yet natural growth of the body, IBD patients are advised to follow diet plans that include adequate nutrients that strengthen the body and compensate for the nutrition loss due to diarrhoea and vomiting.
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Inputs given by Daniel Sisusa.
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