6 Facts About Biologics for Crohn's Disease

The Goals of Treatment

Although there's no cure for Crohn's disease, there are many different treatments. The main goals of treatment are to reduce inflammation, prevent flare-ups, and relieve symptoms such as pain and diarrhea. One type of medication used to treat Crohn's disease is called biological therapy, or biologics. Read on to learn how it works.

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