Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are forms of inflammatory bowel disease and are characterized by inflammation and sores in the large intestine. The symptoms include diarrhea, bloody stools, cramps and abdominal pain,
Although medication is the primary treatment, there are some ways that you can treat flare-ups. Ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease attacks tend to come and go. During an attack, you should try to get bed rest. If that’s not an option, here are some suggestions for keeping the discomfort to a minimum.
Drink fluids. If you have diarrhea, you may get dehydrated. To replace lost fluid, try to drink at least ten glasses of water daily.
Eat sparingly. Diarrhea and cramps make it hard to tolerate any food at all when you’re having an attack. Cut out the fiber and stick to bland, low-fiber, low-fat foods.