Crohn’s disease symptoms affect your body and your life
The impact of Crohn's disease symptoms can vary. Sometimes it may seem merely an inconvenience, while at other times it may become a debilitating condition with symptoms that can significantly disrupt your everyday life.
That's why it's important to work with your doctor to find a treatment that's right for you. Because Crohn's symptoms can have such a dramatic impact on your everyday life, it's important to learn as much as you can about approved treatment options.
When you have an ongoing condition like moderately to severely active Crohn's, it's important to look for symptom relief and control. And while effective symptom control and remission are important treatment goals, healing of the intestinal lining should also be an objective of your therapy.
Choosing the treatment that’s right for you
There are many different types of treatments available today for Crohn's. Only you and your gastroenterologist can decide which treatment is right for you.
The goals of treating Crohn's include:
- Achieving remission. (Remission is a period of time with few or no symptoms)
- Fast symptom control
- Eliminating steroid use
- Healing the lining of the intestine
Your doctor will select the treatment that’s right for you. Treatments include, but are not limited to:
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