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Crohn's Disease - What Increases Your Risk

Things that may increase your risk of getting Crohn's disease include:

  • Having a family history of Crohn's disease. Your risk increases if an immediate family member (a parent, brother, or sister) has the disease.
  • Having Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.
  • Smoking cigarettes.

Things that may cause Crohn's disease symptoms to flare up include:

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  • Medicines.
  • Infections.
  • Hormonal changes.
  • Lifestyle changes.
  • Smoking.
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Last Updated: May 16, 2013
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