According to the US Department of Health and Human Services - National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, No single treatment works for everyone with Crohn’s Disease. The goals of treatment are to decrease the inflammation in your intestines, to prevent flare-ups of your symptoms, and to keep you in remission. The following are offered as treatments in the US:
Many people with Crohn’s disease need medicines. Which medicines your doctor prescribes will depend on your symptoms. Although no medicine cures Crohn’s Disease, many can reduce symptoms. The following are the various groups of medicines used for treatment:
If your Crohn’s Disease symptoms are severe, you may need to rest your bowel for a few days to several weeks. Bowel rest involves drinking only certain liquids or not eating or drinking anything.
Even with medicines, many people will need surgery to treat their Crohn’s Disease. One study found that nearly 60 percent of people had surgery within 20 years of having Crohn’s Disease. Although surgery will not cure Crohn’s Disease, it can treat complications and improve symptoms.