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IBD and the Importance of Hydration

Greenberg, B. (2019, February 21). IBD and the Importance of Hydration. HealthCentral. https://www.healthcentral.com/article/truth-about-nightshade-vegetables

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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