Node.js – Maximum call stack size exceeded

When I run my code, Node.js throws a "RangeError: Maximum call stack size exceeded" exception caused by too many recursive calls. I tried to increase Node.js stack size by sudo node --stack-size=16000 app, but Node.js crashes without any error message. When I run this again without sudo, then Node.js prints 'Segmentation fault: 11'. Is there a possibility to solve this without removing my recursive calls?