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IBD and the Importance of Hydration

Greenberg, B. (2019, February 21). IBD and the Importance of Hydration. HealthCentral.

People often ask what it’s like during an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) flare when your body becomes dehydrated. The answer I give is simple: it feels like your body is shutting down. For many Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis patients, staying hydrated is difficult. Our bodies don’t absorb fluids and nutrients nearly as well as a healthy body does. So how do we fight dehydration, especially in the middle of summer when it’s hot, and we’re sweating more than normal?

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