Is there a relationship between IBS and food allergies?

If you don't look... Ibs is a clinical group of symptoms of unknown cause. If you suspect specific foods that trigger intestinal cramping, diarrhea, dumping syndrome.And you have positive allergy skin test to these foods then technically you no longer have ibs. You have a food allergy. This situation is not very common but it is worth looking since avoiding the food is better have taking chronic medications.
Unknown. The traditional research in IBS has not definitively identified connections between foods or food allergies and ibs. This is actually one of the definitions of IBS by the experts. Many of us believe IBS may represent more than one condition however and so I am careful to listen to what my patients tell me. I might be inclned to consider the symptoms something other than typical IBS in that case.

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How can I know if my toddler has a food allergy or IBS?

Geet evaluated. Your pediatrician can obtain and deailed history and do laboratory teting which shiul help identify any GI problems. Read more...

How do I know I have food allergy I had no allergy in the past I have just ibs and stomach cramps its possible to devolpe allergy later in life?

Yes. Most adult food allergies are to nuts and sea foods. In my experience running a panel for food allergy is misleading at best when it comes to IBS unless you have a specific food that reliably causes symptoms every time. It is possible to develop lactose intolerance and gluten sensitivity. I have included info regarding these. Best of luck. Read more...

What causes food allergies? I keep developing food allergies, and my doctors have no explanations. I also have IBS-C. Is Leaky Gut a real disease? Could it be causing my problems? (all I eat is fiber)

First, you need to. make sure what you are experiencing are true allergies. Many people have food intolerances--nausea, pain, diarrhea--but often food allergy also involves hives, itchy skin, shortness of breath indicating an activation of your immunologic system. Having IBS leads me to favor the food intolerance diagnosis. Leaky gut, as you suggest, isn't a recognized diagnosis.Fiber is good, but more balance needed. Read more...
IBS. 29y female has "food allergies" & IBS-c. Study the RAST study, a blood study, for food "intolerances". Also gluten and lactose intolerances, which are real phenomenon. Gastroenterological symptoms that led to your diagnosis might be due to dysautonomic dysfunctions of the intestine, attendant with IBS-c. "Leaky gut" is a cute theory in search of clinical evidence. See below: . Read more...

Sufferring from inflammatory bowel disease, doctors diagnosed as maybe ibs, celiac chrons disease. A lot of food allergies. Gluten, dairy intolerance?

Colon problems. Since the illnesses you mentioned in your question are all different, it sounds as though your problem really hasn't been diagnosed yet at all. If you are still having problems, be sure to see a gastroenterologist. If you have already seen one and still can't sort this out, get a second opinion from another gastroenterologist. These diseases are not mysteries! Keep going until you feel better. Read more...