People with airway diseases, including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD, have a higher incidence of inflammatory bowel disease IBD, such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, according to the findings of a recent study. The research is published in the European Respiratory Journal.
The results showed that the incidence of Crohn’s disease was 27 percent higher in people with asthma and 55 percent higher in people with COPD, compared to the general population. The incidence of ulcerative colitis was 30 percent higher in people with COPD compared to the general population.
more High incidence of bowel disease seen in people with lung conditions.