Dr. Mutlu explains if taking vitamin D can help a woman with inflammatory bowel disease.
We think that most of our patients can be deficient in vitamin D. Most Crohn’s patients can be deficient in fat-soluble vitamins, which includes vitamin D, and therefore, vitamin D supplementation could help inflammatory bowel disease, and there is also research that it may affect the immune system in a positive way to help decrease inflammation.
About Dr. Mutlu, M.D.:
Dr. Ece A. Mutlu, M.D., is Associate Professor of Medicine at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. She specializes in gastroenterology and nutrition, and her research interests include diet therapy in inflammatory bowel disease, role of microbiological flora on gastrointestinal illness, role of nutrition in gastrointestinal disease, complementary and alternative medicine for gastrointestinal disease, and antioxidant treatment of radiation proctitis.