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Causes of chrons disease?

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Dr. Abby Caplin
Integrative Medicine
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In brief: Not known yet

The cause seems to be a combination of genetics (different immune defects) and environmental triggers.
The subtypes of crohn's disease may also have different immune defects, and for this reason people may respond differently to treatments. Though much more is known now about cd, we still don't know the cause. But stress and some foods can make it worse. Decreasing stressors can help a lot.

In brief: Not known yet

The cause seems to be a combination of genetics (different immune defects) and environmental triggers.
The subtypes of crohn's disease may also have different immune defects, and for this reason people may respond differently to treatments. Though much more is known now about cd, we still don't know the cause. But stress and some foods can make it worse. Decreasing stressors can help a lot.
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