Crohn Disease FAQs (cont.)
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Is there a treatment for Crohn's disease?
There are medical and surgical treatments for Crohn's disease, but there is no cure. The goals of treatment are to relieve symptoms, prevent complications, and maintain good nutrition. The medications used to control Crohn's disease work by reversing the inflammation. A number of different medications are used. Some block a chemical reaction that causes inflammation; others "turn down" the immune system so its does not react so strongly. Medications also may be given to relieve symptoms in the short term.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/8/2013
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