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UK woman eats only marmalade, oatmeal for one year

November 4, 2022  11:59

UK woman Sianny Thomas, 36, ate only marmalade and oatmeal for a year due to a rare Crohn's disease, Daily Mail reported.

At some point the she started to feel strong nausea after eating. 

Later it was found out that the only foods that her body accepted were sweets and oatmeal.

Discussing her battle, Thomas said: “I lost three stone [(19 kilograms)], my eyes became sunken with dark circles, and my hair and nails went really dull.”

After reading information about these symptoms on the Internet, the Thomas decided that she had irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a functional disease accompanied by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, stomach pain and cramps, and bowel dysfunction.

One year later, Thomas began to feel worse and consulted a doctor. After the examination, the Crohn's disease—a chronic inflammatory bowel disease—was diagnosed. Symptoms of the disease are diarrhea, stomach pain and spasms, blood in stool, fatigue, and weight loss.

As per Thomas, she could have avoided the aggravation of the disease if she had sought medical help sooner. 

She urges people not to ignore these symptoms and to be examined so that there is a chance to overcome any disease at an early stage.

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