Friday, September 09, 2005

Asthma More Common in People with IBD

Health News Article |
"The team found patients with ulcerative colitis were 1.5 to 1.7 times more likely to have asthma than the general population, while Crohn's disease patients had a 1.3 to 1.4 times greater risk.

Among Crohn's disease patients, airway disease was the most common chronic inflammatory condition identified, and it was the second most common seen in ulcerative colitis patients."

Interesting since I have had asthma since a child and it definitely has been worse since my UC.

1 comment:

sassymonkey said...

Ok, that is interesting because when I stop and think about it most of the people I know with tummy issues also have vague asthma-ish issues.