Dietary Counseling

Input from our dietitians not only serves to reinforce dietary advice we have given patients, but also gives the patients and families another source of expertise they can draw from. Generally speaking, children with active disease are placed on fiber- and residue-restricted diets. To avoid the common misperception that the patient is condemned to this diet for life, we emphasize to our patients early on that the diet can be liberalized as they improve. Lactose intolerance is another issue and is fairly common in children with CD and is included in discussions with our patients. The ethnic distribution of lactose intolerance and management in children, and adults, is discussed in a separate chapter (see Chaper 62, "Lactose Intolerance"). The main emphasis in children is to insure adequate nutrition for growth.

Constipation Prescription

Constipation Prescription

Did you ever think feeling angry and irritable could be a symptom of constipation? A horrible fullness and pressing sharp pains against the bladders can’t help but affect your mood. Sometimes you just want everyone to leave you alone and sleep to escape the pain. It is virtually impossible to be constipated and keep a sunny disposition. Follow the steps in this guide to alleviate constipation and lead a happier healthy life.

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