Reducing Inflammation is key and fundamental to improving one’s lifestyle and general wellbeing.
To assist with reducing the severity and frequency of symptoms /flare up’s involves adopting and adjusting ones, lifestyle, diet and emotional wellbeing to provide the best platform from which to allow your body to heal and function optimally.
The following factors will need to be addressed accordingly to suit your condition:-
- Medication – Administering the correct medication at the appropriate time
- Diet – Alter to suit and introduce anti-inflammatory foods
- Stress Management – Minimise at all times
- Lifestyle – Making the correct compromises at the right time
- Rest and Relaxation – Make time for yourself, adopt techniques such as deep breathing, listening to relaxation CD’s / App’s
- Exercise – Light to moderate, oxygenate the body as much as you can
Ultimately the aim is to heal the digestive tract and minimise any reactions, sensitivities or allergies as this can often be a vicious cycle for IBD sufferers and one which must be addressed both in the short and long term in order to achieve good bowel health.
To greatly assist with reducing inflammation and assist with healing, natural anti-inflammatories can through time modify and improve immune response therefore reducing the frequency and severity of flare-ups, maintaining remission and overall improving the quality of life.
Five popular and effective natural anti-inflammatories are as follows:-
- Slippery Elm
- Omega 3 Oils
- Aloe Vera
In order to reduce the severity and duration of symptoms these can be taken in conjunction with prescribed medication to help fight the disease. These can form part of a good bowel health regime to assist in reducing the frequency of flare-ups.
Slippery elm is especially good when IBD is active and it’s very effective in soothing inflammation and ulcers.
Prior to taking any medication please consult with your doctor first and discuss any potential side effects and associated risk relating to your individual health.