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:
- Hormonal changes.
- Lifestyle changes.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference October 25, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology