Risk Factors for Crohn's disease
List of Risk Factors for Crohn's disease
The list of risk factors mentioned for Crohn's disease in various sources includes:
Risk factors discussion:
Research shows that current and former smokers have a
higher risk of developing Crohn's disease than nonsmokers do. Among people
with the disease, smoking is associated with a higher rate of relapse,
repeat surgery, and immunosuppressive treatment. In all areas, the risk
for women, whether current or former smokers, is slightly higher than for
men. Why smoking increases the risk of Crohn's disease is unknown, but
some theories suggest that smoking might lower the intestine's defenses,
decrease blood flow to the intestines, or cause immune system changes that
result in inflammation.
(Source: excerpt from Smoking and Your Digestive System: NIDDK)
Risks factors for Crohn's disease: medical news summaries:
The following medical news items
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About risk factors:
Risk factors for Crohn's disease are factors that do not seem
to be a direct cause of the disease,
but seem to be associated in some way.
Having a risk factor for Crohn's disease
makes the chances
of getting a condition higher but does
not always lead to Crohn's disease.
Also, the absence of any risk factors
or having a protective factor does not necessarily
guard you against getting Crohn's disease.
For general information and a list of risk factors,
see the risk center.
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