Cigarette smoking is the most important controllable risk factor for developing

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relationship with nicotine use and exacerbation with IBD. Cigarette smoking is the most important controllable risk factor for developing Crohn's disease. However, smoking may provide some protection against ulcerative colitis (The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, 2014). Dietary factors, including a diet high in fat or refined foods, play a role in exacerbations as well. It is imperative that healthcare providers understand the similarities and differences to treat and manage the each condition properly. References Huether, S. E., & McCance, K. L. (2017). Understanding pathophysiology (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby. Hammer, G. G. , & McPhee, S. (2014). Pathophysiology of disease: An introduction to clinical medicine . (7th ed.) New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. (2014, September 01). Ulcerative colitis. Retrieved April 18, 2019, from - information/digestive-diseases/ulcerative-colitis
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The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. (n.d.). Crohn's disease. Retrieved April 18, 2019, from - diseases/crohns-disease The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. (n.d.). Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Retrieved April 18, 2019, from - information/digestive-diseases/irritable-bowel-syndrome
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