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How to Take Control of Crohn’s Flare-Ups

Communicate with your doctor

Oftentimes, flare-ups occur because of missed, skipped, or improperly prescribed medications. An imbalance in medication is often the number one cause of symptoms. If symptoms persist or continue to occur after medication is resumed, it may be a sign that the medication prescribed needs to be adjusted. In any case, keeping an open line of communication with your doctor can help prevent a regimen of medicines that makes inflammation worse. 

Sometimes, taking additional medication may help reduce the severity and frequency of flare-ups. Corticosteroids are often prescribed during intense flare-ups to help relieve symptoms. The body occasionally needs an extra boost to be able to heal itself during inflammation. Speaking with a gastroenterologist or primary care provider may lead to solutions that can help in both preventing and relieving more severe symptoms.