You and your doctor can work together to manage Crohn's disease with a combination of medication, lifestyle changes, and in some cases, surgery. The goals of treatment for Crohn's disease are to reduce inflammation, relieve symptoms, prevent complications, and improve quality of life.
- Medications: Various medications can be used to reduce inflammation and manage symptoms of Crohn's disease, such as corticosteroids, immunomodulators, and biologics.
- Nutrition therapy: A special diet or nutritional supplements may be recommended to help manage symptoms and maintain proper nutrition.
- Lifestyle changes: Making changes to your lifestyle, such as reducing stress and getting regular exercise, may help improve symptoms and reduce inflammation.
- Surgery: In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove damaged or diseased portions of the digestive tract.
The specific treatment plan for Crohn's disease will depend on the individual's symptoms, medical history, and other factors. It is important to work closely with a primary care provider to develop an individualized treatment plan that is right for you.