Many patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are concerned about passing the disease onto their children. In this short video from My Health Specialist, Consultant General and gastrointestinal surgeon, Dr. Ian Mitchell, explains that inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is generally not an inherited disease but there are many cases where Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis do run in families suggesting a genetic link.Read about 10 potential risk factors for inflammatory bowel disease here.
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