Healthy Living

How to Avoid Making Crohn's Disease Worse

Stop smoking

The effects of smoking not only can be a trigger of Crohn’s disease, but it also makes the symptoms of Crohn’s worse. Chemicals in cigarette smoke can cause the death of mucous cells, prevent their regrowth, and decrease oxygen-bearing blood flow to their cells. The smoking of cigarettes also interferes with the mucosal immune system (Dr. Brian Bressler.)

Quitting smoking can improve the health of your Crohn’s-affected digestive/intestinal tract (and your whole body).