How is Crohn's disease prevented?

Not preventable. Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that is not brought on by anything a person does, and thus is not a preventable condition.
Not a . Preventable disease. At this point in time there is no evidence that crohn's disease is a preventable entity.

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How can doctors help prevent Crohn's disease?

Quit smoking. Smokers are at higher risk for crohn's disease. Otherwise, there are no known ways to prevent the disease. In patients who have had crohn's, certain medications can be given to reduce the chances of recurrence. Read more...

My stomach gets upset when I take my meds.? I also have Crohn's disease if it helps. What can I do to prevent this?

Fix the Crohn's... If you have active crohn's disease, your GI tract is already inflammed so eating anything, including the pills prescribed to help you, may give you GI upset until the crohn's flare subsides. Depending upon the treatment course, some drugs can take a very long time (weeks to months) to achieve healing. Talk to GI doctor about your symptoms, dis-satisfaction with your present meds, & rx options. Read more...

Do you have any tips for me to prevent malnutrition? I have Crohn's disease and a history of malnutrition due to this. I'm lactose & gluten intolerant

Malnutrition. Consider getting a Micronutrient Test from Spectracell Lab (Spectracell.com). It will tell you what nutrients you are low on and ways to replace them. Please do the in consultation w/your doctor. Peace and good health. Read more...

What are the best ways to prevent Crohn's colitus?

None. Crohn's disease's is inherited most of th time. There are environmental, inflammatory and immune sources. Need to chose your parents. Read more...

Can being on low dose antibiotics for 5 years to prevent uti's cause Crohn's or ibd? I don't have diarreha, just constant intestinal pain.

No association. Long term antibiotics are not described as causing crohns. If you have diarrhea you should be checked for c dificile and bacterial overgrowth. Crohns is an autoimmune disorder. Irritable bowel disease is a gut nervous system disorder. Read more...

Is Crohn's disease hereditary?

Yes. Crohn's disease is hereditary, but that does not mean if you have crohn's your child will automatically get it. The risk of a child getting crohn's from a parent is less than 10%. The risk does go up if both parents have inflammatory bowel disease. Read more...
Yes, but. The genetics of crohn's disease is very complicated so predicting risk of transmission to children, or predicting the risk for a sibling is very difficult. The risk of passing crohn's disease to a child is around 10%. Read more...
Yes. There is a genetic predisposition to developing Crohn's disease. That is not to say that everyone diagnosed will have a family history nor is it true that children born to patients will always get Crohn's disease (in fact the chances are less than 10%). . Read more...
Yes. But not always. About 1/3 or IBD patient's will have a family history. There are many genes that have been isolated that are associated with Crohn's. That being said, there are environmental factors as well. . Read more...

What is crohn's disease? What causes it? How is it treated? Plz answer I'm scared!

Great start but... If you have crohn's, you need a good gastroenterologist to reduce flares, avoid systemic consequences, survey for dysplasia, & maintain remission. In choosing a GI specialist, find one with whom you feel comfortable fielding any questions. Discuss frankly options (step-up versus top-down therapy). Avoid precipitants of flares (medical noncompliance, tobacco, nsaid's. Be proactive & self-advocate. Read more...
Crohn's disease. Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. It can affect anywhere in the digestive tract, but is usually in the small intestine or colon. Sometimes it can be a mild inflammation, but at times it can be severe and even require surgery. It cannot be cured, but it can be controlled well with medications most of the time. You need a good gastroenterologist to work with you. Good luck. Read more...