A recent American study conducted at Langone Health University in New York revealed that taking antibiotics is a major cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
The study showed that people under the age of 40 are 28% more likely to develop a form of irritable bowel disease if they take antibiotics, and those over the age of 40 are 48% more likely to develop the same disease if they use those antibiotics.
And it showed that the highest risk of developing irritable bowel disease occurred after treatment with antibiotics for up to two years, and this was associated more with antibiotics that are commonly used to treat intestinal infections.
Dr. Adam Fay, co-author of the study, said that these results were reached after examining national medical data between 2000 and 2018, and checking databases of 6.1 million people.
He added that the study concluded that the use of antibiotics was associated with an increased risk of irritable bowel disease, and more than 36 thousand cases of ulcerative colitis appeared.
The study indicated that the highest risk of developing IBS was among those who were prescribed five or more courses of antibiotics.