When diagnosed with colitis it is very important to maintain a healthy diet that has variety. There will be some foods that may create a reaction in the bowel and trigger some mild symptoms, so these should be identified and avoided if possible. If diet becomes a problem it is important to seek advice from a trained colitis dietician who can advise on the correct course of action to take. By eliminating various foods there can be a risk for the body of not receiving adequate amounts of vitamins and minerals and this is where the role of supplements can play an important part. Any taking of such supplements should be discussed with a doctor to ensure it is the correct course of action.
In addition to maintaining a healthy and varied diet, the taking of regular exercise is also beneficial in the fight against colitis. By undertaking some form of exercise, even just going for regular walks, this will boost the body’s immune system and builds ups strength to counter the fatigue factor that undoubtedly occurs for colitis sufferers. By being more active, the body will be in better shape, mentally and physically, to reduce the chances of colitis symptoms appearing and fighting them if they do make an appearance.
The fifth top tip and a very important one that too many sufferers do not pay enough attention to is the occurrence of stress and the effect it can have. It has to be understood that stress itself does not cause colitis, it is the over exposure to even moderate levels of it that can lead to a flare-up. Whilst it is acknowledged that the body and mind requires some level of stress to function optimally, once beyond such a level will only increase the danger of colitis symptoms appearing. The sufferer has to become much more aware of the stress levels that they are being exposed to and imposing on themselves and learn to cope with and also have effective measures to reduce them.
It is important for the colitis sufferer to gather as much information as possible about the disease and how to cope with living with colitis and leading as normal life as possible. And whilst the danger of a flare up and colitis symptoms appearing is always present, there are many effective methods to try and reduce the risks of it happening.T