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Here, you can submit a research idea to the community, cast your votes, and discuss research ideas proposed by other members. Please make your research question as specific as possible. Other members will vote on your research idea, and we will prioritize research ideas with the most votes.
You are allowed to vote for your own proposed research idea if you want. However, you can only vote for a total of five research ideas. If you have already cast your five votes and an idea you like even more is proposed, you can change your votes at any time to reflect your current preferences.
The research team will review all submitted ideas and provide a response to you and to the community. If your idea leads to an IBD Partners Study, you will have the opportunity to serve as a patient collaborator on the research team for that study.
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What is the relationship of early life conditions (smoking parents, even during pregnancy, ameba infections, long term constipation, appetite problems) with development of IBD?
I think environmental conditions may be a factor in developing IBD.
I have begun to notice a recent correlation of my personal symptoms with seasonal allergies, and I am wondering if others have experienced this as well, or if antihistamines play any roll in this correlation.
We should determine why the prevalence of IBD in developing countries is so low, yet immigrants from those countries and their children are at increased risk of IBD.
This question might help decipher the contribution of genetic and environmental factors (e.g. sunlight, the microbiome, exposure to antibiotics)
Do longitudinal evaluation of Vit D3 findings relate with disease activity, progress, treatment response, or remission?
Crohn's patients appear to have consistently low Vit D3, and disease prevalence is higher in northern latitudes with less sun and lower natural Vit D3 exposure and levels. Ultimately conduct longitudinal study to evaluate benefit aggressive management of Vit D3 to assist as adjunct in therapy, and to consider benefit of supplementation in at possible risk populations (1st degree family at high latitudes).
I have noticed significant changes to the number and viscosity of stool output based on Atmospheric Pressure (flying), Barometric Pressure (ground) and Humidity re CD and esp Colostomy ballooning. Friends w/IBS have also noticed such changes. I can submit 2 related articles via email (how?) for reference. Robert Huber, Scottsdale AZ 480.551.0520 Ostomy@AllCampusCard.com
Does Coal Fly Ash and Heavy Metals play a factor in causing Crohn's along with Black Mold and Bacterium?
No one mentions this and I believe it is the 4th factor in causing Crohn's.
Due to exposure of burn pits and toxic environments, many Veterans or the Iraq/Afghanistan era are experiencing negative bowel symptoms. Is this causation or correlation? What are the statistics and is this environmental factor being studied as a cause?
We should compare the prevalence and/or characteristics of IBD between rural versus urban areas to see if urban/rural factors contribute to IBD
Important to clarify environmental factors that contribute to IBD
Every winter I spend 3 months vomiting, nauseous, and achy. My Dr. has said that I have IBS in addition to small bowel Crohn's. Do others with Crohn's disease experience these symptoms in the winter?