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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.
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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?
Athletes who regulary compete at high levels often use ice baths to help in recovery. New systems have been created to replicate the benefits of ice baths. These systems, such as Cryo-chambers can achieve similar benefits to ice baths. Many professional athletes are using this system to recover faster for game day. I had the opportunity to try a whole body cryo treatment (2 minutes long) and within a day I noticed a decrease in IBD symptoms. I feel that the anti-inflammatory effect of cryo treatments could be a useful strategy in helping to minimize symptoms of IBD.
Does the human microbiome affect the development of mastocytic enterocolitis in patients with inflammatory bowel disease?
My gastroenterologist and primary care doctor both suggest that they are seeing an increased number patients with IBD and mast cell colitis. As mastocytic enterocolitis is a relatively new diagnosis, there doesn't seem to be much information about causation yet.
Anti-TNF therapy has been proven to treat both Crohn's and uveitis. There is no research yet on whether anti-interleukin therapy is effective for uveitis. My personal experience has shown that anti-interleukin therapy does not work on uveitis. Is my hypothesis correct?
What is the relationship between morbid obesity and future development of IBD? What is the relationship between weight loss surgery and future development of IBD?
Obesity appears to be a pro-inflammatory condition. Is it a trigger in some way, and how, if any does weight loss surgery factor into IBD?
I am guessing it's complications and/or weight loss or failure of the immune system. Wondering if this is trackable in order to develop prevention ideas.
Intermittent fasting is an ancient and safe practice. Many studies have shown the health benefits of fasting for people with obesity and diabetes. Fasting helps stimulate human growth hormone. Could fasting improve the outcome of IBD patients?
Many people seem to have less disease activity when they switch to a diet that restricts sugar, wheat or grains. Could there be a connection between high insulin levels (with or without diabetes)?
It's a fundamentally different treatment in that it doesn't suppress it, it helps modulate it.
It's described as a safe approach to healing auto-immune illnesses.
Impact of Obesity on Disease Activity andPatient-Reported Outcomes Measurement InformationSystem (PROMIS) in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
A Novel Patient-Reported Outcome-Based Evaluation (PROBE) of Quality of Life in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease