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Causes of Inflammatory bowel disease

Causes of Inflammatory bowel disease

Inflammatory bowel disease is an autoimmune disorder of unknown cause, although genetically susceptible individuals have a high risk for developing inflammatory bowel disease. Environmental agents are also thought to trigger the disease.

List of causes of Inflammatory bowel disease

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Inflammatory bowel disease) that could possibly cause Inflammatory bowel disease includes:

  • Risk factors for developing IBD other than genetic factors include:
  • Living in cities
  • Living in developed countries
  • Smoking

Causes of Inflammatory bowel disease (Diseases Database):

The follow list shows some of the possible medical causes of Inflammatory bowel disease that are listed by the Diseases Database:

Source: Diseases Database

Inflammatory bowel disease: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Inflammatory bowel disease, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Inflammatory bowel disease:

Inflammatory bowel disease: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Inflammatory bowel disease: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Inflammatory bowel disease:

Causes of Broader Categories of Inflammatory bowel disease: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Inflammatory bowel disease as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Inflammatory bowel disease as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Inflammatory bowel disease. Our database lists the following as having Inflammatory bowel disease as a complication of that condition:

Inflammatory bowel disease as a symptom:

Conditions listing Inflammatory bowel disease as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Inflammatory bowel disease. Our database lists the following as having Inflammatory bowel disease as a symptom of that condition:

What causes Inflammatory bowel disease?

Article excerpts about the causes of Inflammatory bowel disease:
Inflammatory bowel disease is the general name for two diseases that cause inflammation in the intestines, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. The cause of the disease is unknown, but researchers speculate that it may be a virus or bacteria interacting with the body's immune system. There is no evidence to support the theory that inflammatory bowel disease is caused by tension, anxiety, or other psychological factors or disorders. (Source: excerpt from Facts and Fallacies About Digestive Diseases: NIDDK)

Medical news summaries relating to Inflammatory bowel disease:

The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Inflammatory bowel disease:

Related information on causes of Inflammatory bowel disease:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Inflammatory bowel disease may be found in:

 

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