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Do alcohol or nicotine make Crohn's disease symptoms worse?

Alcohol and nicotine can make Crohns' disease symptoms worse. Some people notice worsening of their Crohn's disease symptoms with alcohol consumption, especially with drinks higher in sugar. Smokers are more likely to develop Crohn's and have worse symptoms and complications. Nicotine specifically has been implicated in the inflammatory process.

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