You can't say that subded, that you would have gotten it yrs ago if it was genetics, no one knows what all the triggers for this disease are and it could even be a combination of things together that trigger the disease. People are genetically predisposed to getting UC and CD and you also don't likely know what your great great great great grandparents, aunts, uncles, ect bowel issues might have been, this disease has been around for longer than most realize and people from waaaay back didn't exactly discuss their bowel habits (even with their docs) openly, some people today choose to suffer rather than tell a doc or anyone that they are having gut issues. And studies have and still are being done on this, go to the CCFC and check out the GEM project.
Current research suggests that certain genetic factors may increase the likelihood that a family member could develop Ulcerative Colitis. It does not state that you have to have those genes to get the disease.
I come from a family that is very
open and doesn't hide things. Besides it's kind of hard to hide Colitis. My relatives were never running off to the bathroom. They never complained that they ate something wrong. They never made sounds in the bathroom. They never had issues with having too much gas. They were all surprised that I got Colitis. And they don't know any other blood relative that has it.
I don't know why you have to insist that I have the gene for Colitis.
I do have some bad genes, some of which are far worse than having Colitis and are very strong reasons for not wanting to reproduce. So it's not the case that I don't want to admit to having a bad gene. It's that I'm not predisposed to this disease.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission
Don't expect your doctor to cure your health problems. Your health is your responsibility.
Lexapro (for stress), Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Avoid HFCS, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
When flaring: eat anti-inflammatory foods, avoid pro-inflammatory foods
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)