Crohn’s disease: Evaristo Costa’s condition requires careful eating; understand | Health

This Tuesday (16), the journalist Evaristo Costa remains admitted to a hospital in Cambridge, England, after being hospitalized for complications from Crohn’s disease. On his social networks, Evaristo described having sought medical help after experiencing symptoms such as severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever and weakness.

In a statement this Tuesday, also on the networks, the journalist comments that he is recovering well, he is not feeling any pain, but, due to intravenous medication, he remains hospitalized under observation. There is no forecast for an increase yet.

A Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that can affect the entire digestive system, but occurs mainly in the lower region of the small intestine and colon, and can affect all intestinal tissues. Signs in addition to those mentioned by Evaristo include nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite. The condition leads the patient to a delicate immunological situation, opening space for other health complications.

The cause of the disease is still unknown and there is no cure.. The patient therefore goes through periods of remission, when symptoms disappear, and crisis, when they reappear.

Nutritional care in cases of Crohn’s

In the active phase of the disease, it is necessary avoid eating foods high in fat, as well as dairy productswhich can lead to a worsening of the condition. Another element that should be removed from the plate is insoluble fiber.present in fruits such as peach, strawberry, avocado, banana, tangerine, orange, apple and pear with skin, as well as foods such as peanuts, almonds with skin, green olives, walnuts and raisins. Caffeine and carbonated drinks They can also increase the symptoms of the disease and should be avoided.

According to Rede D’Or, foods released for the crisis phase of the disease are:

Rice, purees, pasta and potatoes;
Lean meats, such as chicken;
Boiled egg;
Fish such as sardines, tuna or salmon;
Cooked vegetables, such as carrots, asparagus and pumpkin;
Cooked and peeled fruits;
Olive oil.

During remission, the reintroduction of foods with insoluble fiber should be carried out little by little. Because Crohn’s disease attacks the intestinal walls and affects the ability to absorb nutrients such as calcium and vitamin D, It is recommended that you consider adopting dietary supplements with the help of a nutritionist..

A slightly more controlled diet is important to prolong asymptomatic periods, which are when people don’t even notice signs of the disease. Try to consume little fat of animal origin and also few foods rich in fiber. Cutting out sugar and caffeine, which irritate the intestines, is also recommended.

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