10 Potential Risk Factors for Inflammatory Bowel Disease



Young people who have had their appendix removed due to appendicitis are at a lower risk of developing ulcerative colitis. The reason behind this is not fully understood but it’s thought it could be due to a change in the way the immune system functions. However, having an appendectomy after being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis doesn’t cure the disease.

Watch as IBD patients talk about coming to terms with their condition.

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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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