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Crohn’s Disease Treatment

If testing reveals a diagnosis of Crohn’s disease, the physician will work with the patient to create a plan that includes the most effective IBD treatment options. There is no standard treatment for Crohn’s. No single treatment course will apply to every patient and remain successful, so treatment remains flexible and dependent upon the current symptoms.

The Treatment Process May Include:

  • Medication
    Used to suppress the body’s inflammatory response, medications can relieve common symptoms and allow internal tissues to heal.
  • Diet and Nutritional Changes
    Maintaining good, overall nutritional habits will help to reduce symptoms, replace lost nutrients, and promote healing. Proper nourishment is essential to patients with Crohn’s disease as this condition often causes a reduction in appetite and can reduce the body’s ability to absorb protein, fat, carbohydrates, water, vitamins, and minerals. The physician will work with the patient to determine meal plans and track progress throughout treatment.
  • Surgery
    While proper diet and medication can alleviate symptoms, surgery may still be necessary for some Crohn’s patients. Although surgery cannot completely cure the disease, it is able to conserve portions of the patient’s GI tract to help them find the highest quality of life possible.
  • At Granite Peaks Gastroenterology, we have offices in Salt Lake and Utah Counties to conveniently serve you and assist with your symptom and treatment management.