Crohn's disease: After diagnosis
Once Crohn's disease has been diagnosed, it is necessary to determine how advanced the disease
is: At what intervals does the patient have relapses and have complications already occurred due to the protracted inflammation? These can be fistulas - i.e. connections between the intestine and other organs or even the skin - or intestinal constrictions.
Once the doctor has got a clear picture, he develops the right therapy
. Suitable medications
are almost always part of it. Because even if the illness is currently at rest, medication helps to keep it under control. Crohn's disease is not curable, but the goal is to prolong the remission phases and prevent new inflammations.