Managing flare-ups

If you have a flare-up, limit your activities until your symptoms are under control and you've regained your strength and energy. Don't overwork yourself, but remember that staying active is important to your long-term health. Work with your doctor to modify your activities, if at all possible, so that you're still being active in some way. For instance, if your symptoms make activity out of the house difficult, try to find ways to be active at home by doing light chores or other household tasks.

Frequent bowel movements and medications that hasten dehydration can be of particular concern when you have Crohn's disease, so remember to hydrate properly and avoid extreme heat when exercising.

Aug. 13, 2014 See more In-depth