Because IBD can often prevent essential nutrients from being absorbed in the body, malnutrition is a serious problem in many sufferers. In addition, people with IBD tend to burn fat calories at a higher rate than the general population and most patients are underweight. Some experts recommend that people with IBD, especially children, consume about 150% of the daily recommended amount of protein today to make up for the deficit.
First, let’s start with what a gastroenterologist is: A GI (as they are referred to) is a physician who specializes in the treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal system — which includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, liver, and bile ducts. If you are having new or continuing…