Can Alcoholism Cause Crohn’s Disease?

Can Alcoholism Cause Crohn’S Disease?

It’s no secret that alcoholism can lead to all sorts of health problems, including liver disease, heart disease, and cancer. But can it also cause Crohn’s disease?

Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract. It can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss, and fatigue. While the exact cause of Crohn’s disease is unknown, it is believed to be the result of a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

Some research has suggested that there may be a link between alcoholism and Crohn’s disease. One study found that people with alcoholic hepatitis were more likely to also have Crohn’s disease. Other research has found that people with Crohn’s disease are more likely to abuse alcohol.

While the research is inconclusive, it does suggest that there may be a link between alcoholism and Crohn’s disease. If you have Crohn’s disease and are struggling with alcoholism, it is important to get treatment for both conditions. Treating one condition without the other is unlikely to be successful.

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Robert Gerchalk

Robert is our health care professional reviewer of this website. He worked for many years in mental health and substance abuse facilities in Florida, as well as in home health (medical and psychiatric), and took care of people with medical and addictions problems at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He has a nursing and business/technology degrees from The Johns Hopkins University.

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