OM, I know how it feels to deal with the inhumane, rude and arrogant ignorance of the whole medical system, and the feelings of helplessness as a patient, though I don't know how it feels as a father. I had a colectomy two years ago and living with a stoma is not fun...
Olive leaf extract might increase NO levels, be careful.
Visioli F, Bellosta S, Galli C. Oleuropein, the bitter principle of olives, enhances nitric oxide production by mouse macrophages. Life Sci. 1998;62(6):541-6.https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/s0024320597011508
Rocha BS, Gago B, Barbosa RM, Laranjinha J. Dietary polyphenols generate nitric oxide from nitrite in the stomach and induce smooth muscle relaxation. Toxicology.2009 Nov 9;265(1-2):41-8.https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/s0300483x09004818
I would be wary of ingesting leaf extracts, because our digestive system is not suited for ingesting them without getting harmed by their protective toxins.
Anyway, If you could find a likeable doctor, taking 5-ASA (rectal/oral) might help a lot as a chemopreventive. Might even help your UC.
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