Researchers found that people who suffer from allergies have greater risk of developing Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Study included 125 participants and researchers found that people who suffered from seasonal allergic rhinitis had almost three times bigger chance of developing IBS than people who didn’t suffer from any allergies. Another results showed that patients with allergic eczema had 4 times bigger chance for development of IBS and people who suffered from depression had 2.5 increased chance for IBS.

IBS affects 15% of general population and some of the symptoms are abdominal pain , change in bowel habits, stool consistency and other. Researchers say that presence of allergic dermatitis is related to IBS. They say that in early childhood allergic eczema is frequently associated with gastrointestinal dysfunction and food allergy.

Experts say that people who suffer from atopic IBS should receive different treatment than patients who suffer from IBS without atopic symptoms because they have distinct pathophysiologic features.