Posted 3/17/2022 1:45 PM (GMT -7)
My UC is definitely hereditary. 23andMe says I'm 98% Ashke**** Jewish and 3/4 of my immediate family have been diagnosed with IBD (me, brother, mom). Though we all present totally differently.
Brother - UC at 17:
2 acute flares requiring high doses of prednison, remicade, trials of dietary restrictions/modifications, but years and years of remission, off drugs, and no restrictions.
Mother - crohns in late 50s:
Diagnosed within last year or so. Symptoms don't require drugs as long as she takes certain precautions.
Me UC :
Moderate flares but chronic.
At least its brought us closer together???