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ZAR-FIT
05-07-2012, 10:44 PM
Hey guys. I just did a full colonoscopy today and the doc said i have Chrone's Disease.
I thought i only have Ulcerative colitis in the lower part of my colon, but apparently there are spots all the way up my colon. I could use any advice possible. Is it basically the same advice for ulcerative colitis?

I'm at a complete loss of what to do now. The doc said no fiber, raw fruit, raw veggies, or nuts. Probably no lactose....

Please help fellow brothers of the board.

Alex.V
05-08-2012, 06:38 PM
Brett- shoot me an email at alexander.viada@gmail.com

I worked at UNC Hospital in the strategic planning department- my girlfriend is a medical student there, and is well connected to their GI docs... the GI department there is one of the top in the nation, she can put you in contact with their best guys.

A few of them would probably have the latest information on the meds etc that you should be on, and we can go from there when it comes to making it all work with bodybuilding.


Hope you take me up on it.

K-R-M
05-11-2012, 03:45 PM
Man, this sucks. Crohns is no joke, I have a friend who had it in his early 20s. Good news is quality of life can be high for a lot of people and new medications have been coming out.

I'm not sure how restrictive you have to be on your diet. Removing lactose seems to be helpfull for Crohns, but haven't seen much in litterature about that. Seems like removing some foods can help remission, though this is individual. Avoid NSAIDs and smoking, both can really aggravate the disease.

You're probably going to be put on different medications. Some patients are refractory, but there are so many different types ranging from 5-ASA, to low dose cortisone, to immunomodulators, biologicals, immunosuppresors. These are similar drugs to people suffering from rhumatoid arthritis/lupus if you have anyone in your family with such conditions.

Sure, they have their side effects, but they're often lesser than the disease itself, help in remission if you control it early and aren't 100% garanteed. Just keep a close eye on yourself: how you feel, regular blood work, "other" substances (steroids, nutrition, supplements, etc.).

Prognosis can be bad, but it can be very good as well. Good news is Crohns for the colon has the best prognosis, including after surgery (though this is a last line of treatment). One of my best friends had fulminant Crohns, he had his colon removed. He's now in a remission, lives a perfectly normal symptom free life and continues to train like an animal.


Most important, keep morale high and don't stop training. If you have any questions regarding the disease don't hesitate to ask. Hope this helps, good luck man.


Also, listen to Alex, you should take up this opportunity. Top medical support early in inflammatory diseases (or any disease) can make a world of difference for your future and quality of life.

Adrien22
05-16-2012, 05:00 AM
One of my best buddies had fulminant Crohns, he had his digestive tract eliminated. He's now in a remission, lifestyle a completely regular manifestation totally free lifestyle and is constantly practice like an pet.

ZAR-FIT
05-17-2012, 11:15 PM
current foods that are really working for me.
Foods- Egg Whites, Whole Eggs, Chicken breast, White Rice, Rice Cakes, Peanut Butter, Pineapple, Skinless Apples, Lactaid Milk

Supplements- Apple Cider Vinegar, Aloe Vera, Fish Oil, Acidophillis, Tums, D3, Vit C, B12, AtLarge's RESULTS, BCAA's,

Medication- Humira

TKisner
05-21-2012, 05:47 PM
Look into Naltrexone.

Jonathan E
05-21-2012, 08:15 PM
Brett- shoot me an email at alexander.viada@gmail.com

I worked at UNC Hospital in the strategic planning department- my girlfriend is a medical student there, and is well connected to their GI docs... the GI department there is one of the top in the nation, she can put you in contact with their best guys.

A few of them would probably have the latest information on the meds etc that you should be on, and we can go from there when it comes to making it all work with bodybuilding.


Hope you take me up on it.

Reason why I love this forum.

But good luck Zar, I cant imagine what a roadblock this is. Just keep pushing dude.