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
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.
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.