IBS and Asthma


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Reply Posted on: May 30, 2012 at 8:14am
Dear Dr. Braverman,
Thank you for making this forum available.

I have mild asthma/allergies to pollen, trees, grass and some animals and I was recently diagnosed with IBS. Would either of these things impeded my changes of getting pregnant and holding a pregnancy?

Thank you for your help.

Dr. Braverman

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RE: IBS and Asthma Posted on: Jun 6, 2012 at 11:12am
Allergies can activate Mast cells to produce histamine and hgh levels can interfere with implantation. We have used Claritan in these cases(but only with a signicant history) as treatment without these issues can impair implantion. high IGE levels have been shown to reverse the protective effect on "immature" dendritic cells.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.