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Crohn's Disease & Ulcerative Colitis

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

How We Help

At METANU, we provide personalized dietary interventions to replace nutrient deficiencies and to reduce symptoms. Significant improvement in gastrointestinal symptoms may be achieved by low-residue diets and management of lactose and other intolerances. In addition to meeting with a physician nutrition specialist, you will also meet with a registered dietitian for assistance with the dietary management of IBD. We may also provide additional nutritional support based on your individual needs, which may include parenteral nutrition, enteral nutrition, and vitamin and mineral supplementation.

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Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis belong to a group of conditions known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). These disorders cause chronic inflammation in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, the area of the body where digestion and absorption of nutrients take place. Inflammation impairs the ability of affected GI organs to function properly. Ongoing inflammation leads to symptoms such as abdominal pain and cramping, diarrhea, rectal bleeding, weight loss, and fatigue. Severe diarrhea can cause dehydration resulting in fluid, nutrient, and electrolyte deficiencies. Weight loss may occur as a result of worsening diarrhea and loss of appetite if symptoms are severe enough. In addition, inflammation can result in increased consumption of the body’s stored energy and a breakdown of tissues, especially muscle, often resulting in weight loss despite adequate caloric intake.

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