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Final Thoughts on Crohn's Disease Treatment

Medication, dietary and lifestyle changes, and surgery may help relieve or even eliminate your symptoms, but unfortunately, the relief is often only temporary. Crohn's disease is chronic in most people, which means that it never goes away for good. But it is common for people to have periods of time during which they have no symptoms. These symptom-free periods are called remissions, and they can last for months or even years.
Crohn's disease does not usually go away by itself. If you don't seek treatment, your symptoms may continue to get worse. Your risk of infection, bowel obstruction, and perforation can increase as well.
Relieving associated symptoms requires effort on your part. By following your healthcare provider's recommendations for Crohn's disease treatment, you may be able to relieve symptoms and improve the quality of your life.
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