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  1. Should You Try a Low-Residue Diet?

    WebMD explains what a low-residue diet is and why a person might go on this diet.

  2. Crohn's Disease - Surgery

    Surgery may be needed for Crohn's disease if no medication can control your symptoms, you have serious side effects from medications, your symptoms can be controlled only with long-term use of corticosteroids, or you develop certain complications.

  3. Crohn's Disease - Medications

    Learn about medications to treat Crohn's disease.

  4. Crohn's Disease - Symptoms

    The main symptoms of Crohn's disease include: abdominal pain, diarrhea, loss of appetite, fever, and weight loss.

  5. Crohn's Disease - Prevention

    While you cannot prevent Crohn's disease, you can take medications to reduce the severity.

  6. Crohn's Disease - When To Call a Doctor

    Call a health professional immediately if you have been diagnosed with Crohn's disease and you have one or more of the following: fever or shaking chills, lightheadedness, passing out, or rapid heart rate, stools that are almost always bloody, or severe d

  7. Crohn's Disease - What Happens

    Crohn's disease is an ongoing (chronic) condition that may flare up throughout your life. The course of the disease varies greatly from one person to another. Some people may have only mild symptoms, while others may have severe symptoms or complications.

  8. Crohn's Disease - Other Treatment

    Some people who have Crohn's disease need additional nutrition because severe disease prevents their small intestine from absorbing nutrients. Supplemental liquid feedings may be done through a tube placed in the nose and down into the stomach (enteral nu

  9. Crohn's Disease - Topic Overview

    What is Crohn's disease? Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation or ulceration of the digestive tract.

  10. Crohn's Disease - Treatment Overview

    Treatment for Crohn's disease involves medications to prevent flare - ups, or maintain remission, of the disease. A few people have severe, persistent symptoms or complications that may require additional medications or surgery.

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