Because the cause of inflammatory bowel disease is unknown, there are currently no guidelines for reducing your risk of inflammatory bowel disease.
As our understanding of the disease grows, your doctor may have more information regarding steps for reducing your risk of inflammatory bowel disease.
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Last reviewed September 2016 by Daus Mahnke, MD Last Updated: 9/17/2014