Navigation Links
Allergy Disorders Linked With Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Date:2/16/2008

Study also found IBS 2 times more likely in people with depression

SATURDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) -- There may be a link between allergies and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in adults, says a study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

IBS occurs in about 15 percent of the U.S. population. Some studies have suggested that allergen exposure may lead to IBS symptoms in some patients, but the frequency hadn't been examined.

In this study, researchers looked at 125 adults and found the likelihood of IBS was much higher in patients with allergic eczema (3.85 times) and seasonal allergic rhinitis (2.67) times. They also found that IBS was 2.56 times more likely in people with depression.

"The reported presence of allergic dermatitis was highly correlated to the presence of IBS in our population," the study authors wrote. "In atopic disease, allergic dermatitis is the first step of the 'atopic' march.' In early childhood, AE (allergic eczema) is frequently associated with gastrointestinal dysfunction and food allergy. A clinical history of AE may be a useful marker for patients with gut hypersensitivity and atopic IBS."

The researchers also found that asthma and IBS were reported by 12 of 41 patients (29 percent), similar to findings in a previous study. The researchers proposed that "this subgroup of IBS (atopic IBS) be considered separately from patients with IBS without atopic symptoms, because they may have distinct pathophysiologic features and may benefit from specific therapeutic interventions."

The study was published recently in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases has more about IBS.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE; American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, news release, January 2008


'/>"/>
Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. NHS Choices Launches New Food Allergy Symptom Checker
2. Allergy Shots Are Effective Treatment for Symptoms
3. Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Announces FDA Approval to Market Generic OTC Versions of Childrens Zyrtec(R) Chewable Tablets for Allergy Relief and Childrens Zyrtec(R) Chewable Tablets for Hives Relief
4. A Few Shots Away: Immunotherapy May Relieve Allergy Symptoms
5. Protein a possible key to allergy and asthma control
6. Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Announces FDA Approval to Market Generic OTC Versions of Zyrtec Allergy Tablets(R) and Zyrtec Hives Relief Tablets(R)
7. Parents Smoking Boosts Childs Allergy Risk
8. Menopausal Women May Have an Increased Asthma Risk, From The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
9. Allergy Foundation Thinks Globally, Gifts Locally
10. Tis the Season For Allergy, Asthma
11. FDA Approves the Allergy Treatment Zyrtec(R) for Use Without a Prescription
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Allergy Disorders Linked With Irritable Bowel Syndrome
(Date:8/22/2017)... ... ... “To Walk Away”: a captivating and romantic sequel to the romantic story ... is the creation of published author, Larry R. Sherman, a retired chemistry professor from ... religion, as well as four novels. , Though the book opens in 1947, ...
(Date:8/22/2017)... ... August 22, 2017 , ... “Without Love’s Beauty ... neglect, and the struggles faced while hoping for a better life. “Without Love’s ... Judy Von Bernewitz, who spent 13 years working with deprived/neglected adolescents and almost ...
(Date:8/22/2017)... ... August 22, 2017 , ... “Glimpses Of Light”: is a ... “Glimpses Of Light” is the creation of published author, J.M. Shepherd, a writer, teacher, ... answers to life’s perplexing mysteries. , Shepherd shares, “Love is one of the least ...
(Date:8/22/2017)... ... August 22, 2017 , ... TopConsumerReviews.com recently gave a best-in-class ... Fatigue . , As the stress of modern life continually makes more demands on ... use of artificial stimulants can trap people in vicious high/low cycles and can also ...
(Date:8/22/2017)... Indiana (PRWEB) , ... August 22, 2017 , ... Although ... Fourth of July, many communities have begun providing weekend displays, and numerous households celebrate ... most humans, they can be downright terrifying for pets. , Kris Zambo, owner ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/2/2017)... and BENTON, Ky. , Aug. 2, 2017   Marshall County Hospital ... environmental services (ES) team to proactively reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). The new ... robot that uses UVC light energy to kill deadly pathogens such as C. diff ... Tru-D SmartUVC ... Tru-D in action in a ...
(Date:7/31/2017)... July 31, 2017  Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO), has ... Michigan by Crain,s Detroit Business . ... public companies by three-year revenue growth. This year,s edition measures ... To view the complete list, visit crainsdetroit.com/awards/fast_50/2017 .  ... an incredible triumph," said Phil Hagerman , CEO and ...
(Date:7/28/2017)... July 28, 2017 EnvoyHealth, a Diplomat company, has ... program for CleverCap LITE, a technology designed to improve ... deliver innovative health technology solutions and services that help ... CleverCap LITE offers medication monitoring and ... cover: Records date ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: