Help For Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - Education, Support, & Self Help for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Heather & Company View Cart
Shop for IBSIBS Message BoardsIBS News & ReviewsStore Finder
IBS Diet & Recipes
IBS Books
IBS Supplements
Yoga for IBS
Hypnosis for IBS
Tummy Teas
Get The IBS Diet Cheat Sheet
Get Trigger Foods, Safe Foods, Ten Commandments of Eating for IBS, More!

Enter First Name:

Enter Email:

We value your privacy

All Boards >> Irritable Bowel Syndrome Research Library


Reged: 12/09/02
Posts: 7677
Loc: Seattle, WA
Is hormone replacement therapy associated with an increased risk of irritable bowel syndrome?
      07/25/03 11:43 AM

Is hormone replacement therapy associated with an increased risk of irritable bowel syndrome?

Maturitas 2003 Feb 25;44(2):133-40 (ISSN: 0378-5122)
Ruigomez A; Garcia Rodriguez LA; Johansson S; Wallander MA
Centro Espanol de Investigacion Farmacoepidemiologica (CEIFE), Madrid, Spain.

OBJECTIVE: Hormonal status could be involved in the occurrence of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
The authors examined the risk of developing IBS in women using hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

METHODS: Women 50-69 years old with at least one prescription for HRT during 1994-1999 were
identified from the General Practice Research Database in the UK (n=40, 119). An aged-matched cohort
of 50000 women who never used HRT was sampled from the source population where the HRT cohort
was ascertained. Women in the two cohorts were followed to assess the risk of development of IBS.
Authors performed a nested case-control analysis to assess the role of duration, route and regimen of
HRT use and other risk factors for IBS. The IBS diagnosis was validated by means of a questionnaire
sent to the general practitioners (n=660). RESULTS: The incidence rate of IBS per 1000 person-years
was 1.7 in the cohort of never HRT users and 3.8 among HRT users, respectively. Both current and past
users of HRT presented an increased risk of IBS compared to non-users, after adjusting for co-morbidity
and consultation patterns. This increased risk was observed irrespective of treatment duration, regimen
or route of administration of HRT.

CONCLUSION: The result suggests that HRT use is associated with an increased risk of IBS similar to the one observed among younger premenopausal women with endogenous oestrogenic activity.

Heather is the Administrator of the IBS Message Boards. She’s the author of Eating for IBS and The First Year: IBS, and the CEO of Heather's Tummy Care. Join her IBS Newsletter. Meet Heather on Facebook!

Post Extras Print Post   Remind Me!     Notify Moderator

Entire thread
Subject Posted by Posted on
* Gender / Hormones HeatherAdministrator 07/14/03 01:57 PM
. * Pain management in women is often overlooked and ineffective HeatherAdministrator   02/16/15 04:42 PM
. * Women, Hormones and IBS HeatherAdministrator   03/11/14 02:09 PM
. * Fennel is an effective herbal drug for menstrual pain HeatherAdministrator   08/27/13 11:29 AM
. * Constipation and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease among Postmenopausal Women HeatherAdministrator   08/03/11 03:58 PM
. * Differences in Gastrointestinal Symptoms According to Gender in Rome II Positive IBS and Dyspepsia HeatherAdministrator   03/11/10 01:51 PM
. * Gender-related differences in prepulse inhibition of startle in irritable bowel syndrome HeatherAdministrator   03/11/10 01:48 PM
. * No evidence of sex differences in heritability of irritable bowel syndrome HeatherAdministrator   03/31/08 11:36 AM
. * Acupuncture for the treatment of pain from a gender perspective. HeatherAdministrator   03/31/08 11:27 AM
. * The menstrual cycle and its effect on inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome