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Understanding Crohn Disease Medications (cont.)

How is Crohn's disease treated?

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Treatment is focused on reducing the inflammation, thereby relieving symptoms and preventing complications. The mainstay of treatment is the use of drugs to decrease inflammation. Good nutrition is essential because nutrient absorption may be impaired. Antibiotics may be needed after surgery or if infection occurs.

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