Blog Post created by Sandy-9-17-17 on Nov 15, 2017

Smoking Alleviates Ulcerative Colitis but Inflames Crohn’s Disease

Broadly speaking, smoking worsens your health. But for some people who suffer from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), smoking seems to relieve their worst symptoms.

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IBD refers to a handful of chronic gut diseases. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, the two most-common forms of IBD, both result when a person’s immune system mistakenly attacks that person’s own gut. But while smoking cigarettes has exacerbates Crohn’s disease, it seems to alleviate ulcerative colitis.


This is just crazy !   I know people who have crohn's and should not be smoking.  But really....?  Smoking can alleviate symptoms of some things?