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Ulcerative colitis and heredity

Ulcerative colitis and heredity
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Is ulcerative colitis inherited?

This is currently unknown.

Ulcerative colitis seems to be found in the family. In the West, it is reported that 20% of patients have relatives with inflammatory bowel disease.

It seems that some genetic factor is involved, but the current situation is not clear yet.

In my case, none of my relatives have bowel disease.

It is thought that the disease is caused by a complex relationship between genetic factors and environmental factors such as eating habits. Heredity, stress, westernization of eating habits, immune disorders.

There seem to be various factors.


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