Dairy is difficult to digest for many people. The problem with dairy is actually the natural sugar found in dairy products called lactose. Our bodies naturally produce an enzyme called lactase that breaks down lactose as it is digested, but sometimes people become lactase deficient. When this happens, exposure to lactose will start to irritate the lining of the intestinal tract, causing severe cramping, diarrhea, gas and other uncomfortable symptoms.
Even if you are struggling with a chronic condition like Crohn’s disease is Los Angeles your health will be subject to change. Sometimes it will change for the better, sometimes it will change for the worse, and sometimes the IBD symptoms you have learned to control will cease to be a problem as they are replaced with new, unknown symptoms that you are barely able to recognize.
Because Crohn’s disease is a chronic ailment, many sufferers deal with symptoms for long periods of time without remission, and this can make life feel frustrating and lonely. Even with supportive friends and family, the lack of others who truly understand your predicament can make it feel like you’re all alone.
Between the unpredictable flare-ups, missed activities and changes in body image, Crohn’s often leads to a wide range of emotions. Though navigating such emotions while managing your disease may seem draining at times, learning to identify and accept them will help you develop strategies for overcoming future emotional hurdles. Once you’ve established a solid set of strategies you can enhance your mood and learn to live beyond the boundaries of your disease.