In a pilot study, the relation between vaginal and rectal lactobacilli flora and hormone levels was investigated in 20 fertile and 20 postmenopausal women. No correlation was found between the overall levels of Lactobacillus species in the vagina and rectum, and no variations in sex hormone levels were found.
We found an unexpectedly high prevalence of esophageal dysmotility, which presented as a strong association with retinopathy. Furthermore, the majority of patients suffered from GI symptoms that were not associated with objectively measured dysmotility
A total of 131 female patients with microscopic colitis (MC) were examined with regard to smoking and alcohol habits compared to population-based controls.
The main finding was that current smoking – independently of other lifestyle factors – was associated with an increased risk of developing persistent MC or MC with concomitant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)-like symptoms, but current smoking was not associated with the development of solely MC without IBS symptoms.Leave a reply →