if you have family members with ibd, you can avoid some known triggers like too many antibiotics. you can also regularly take probiotics.
if your genetic susceptibility is very large, it will likely still eventually trigger. but if you only have a few of the suspect genes, then maybe you can avoid triggering.
if you have UC, and are asking about
preventing flares, you can regularly take an anti-inflammatory, maybe 5-asa med, or maybe some nutritional approach. no guarantees. could still flare.
11/08: ischemic colitis and scope perf colon. 12cm colon/ileocecal resected. IV antib:sepsis.
01/10: Dx: Mod. UC pancolitis
. Rx: Lialda 3x.
02/11: Major flare w/antib:sinus. Rx: 40mg Pred taper.
07/11: Histol remiss rt/trans; worse sigmoid. Rx: Rowasa & hydrocort
Curr: 1-2 soft-formed stool, no urgency: Lialda 2x, NO PRED, probiotics, Vit-D/C
Post Edited (DBwithUC) : 6/11/2015 2:16:57 PM (GMT-6)