7 Tips for Keeping Crohn's Disease in Remission

You can keep Crohn’s at bay.

Crohn's disease is usually characterized by flares followed by periods of remission. During remission, a person may be symptom free for months or even years. While it's not realistic to prevent all flares, some healthy habits help prolong remission and keep you feeling better longer. Here's what you can do to help keep Crohn's symptoms at bay.

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