there is no one treatment that works for everyone
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There is currently no definite curative treatment for Crohn's disease, and every case has to be treated differently.
The goal of medical treatment in Crohn's disease is to reduce the inflammation. It is also to improve long-term prognosis by limiting complications. In the best cases, treatment leads not only to symptom relief but also to long-term remission. Treatment for Crohn's disease usually involves drug therapy or, in few cases, surgery.
Anti-inflammatory drugs are often the first step in the treatment.
can help reduce inflammation, but they have numerous side effects. corticosteroids only are required for moderate to severe disease that doesn't respond to other treatments.Budesonide
, works faster than do traditional steroids and appears to produce fewer side effects.
Immune system suppressors like Azathioprine
also reduce inflammation, but they target your immune system rather than directly treating inflammation. By suppressing the immune response, inflammation is also reduced. Sometimes, these drugs may work better if used in combination
, is sometimes used for people with Crohn's disease who don't respond well to other medications. Short-term side effects include nausea, fatigue and diarrhea
, and rarely, it can cause potentially life-threatening pneumonia
.It is hepatotoxic and long-term use can lead to scarring of the liver. , follow up closely with your doctor if methotrxate is started and have blood tested regularly to look for toxic changes.
Sometimes changes in diet and lifestyle may help dramatically in controlling symptoms and lengthening the time between flare-ups.
Eliminate any food that seem to make signs and symptoms worse.Eat small meals. Drink plenty of liquids. Water is best.Consider multivitamins. Because Crohn's disease can interfere with your ability to absorb nutrients and because your diet may be limited, multivitamin and mineral supplements are often helpful. stress doesn't cause Crohn's disease,but can make it worse and may trigger flare-ups.Although it's not always possible to avoid stress, you can learn ways to help manage it. including Exercise,Regular relaxation and breathing exercises. yoga and meditation
may help! Isincerely hope this will help you!