10 Potential Risk Factors for Inflammatory Bowel Disease



Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are more likely to be diagnosed in teenagers and young adults, but older adults can develop it later in life. Younger patients tend to have a more aggressive form of the condition.

Younger patients are thought to have the disease due to genetic factors whereas older people are more likely to be affected by environmental factors.

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    • Tim Bossie says:

      Unfortunately, that just may be all too true. It is a devastating disease on both the person suffering with it and the family as well.

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