A 28-year-old male asked:
do you think there will be a cure for ibd in the next 20 years? or treatment that does not have many side effects,and heal mucosa? and gals disease progression. any new particular treatment in the pipeline with promise? vaccine?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Lots of studies!: The exact cause of inflammatory bowel disease remains unknown. Previously, diet and stress were suspected, but now doctors know that these factors may aggravate but don't cause IBD. One possible cause is an immune system malfunction. Hereditary factors also contribute to the development of the disease. It is very likely that in the next 20 years there will be huge advancements in this field.
Last updated Oct 7, 2020
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