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Managing stress could help calm a raging gut

Posted on Jul 13, 2010 in Health & Wellness

Study links emotional changes to inflammatory bowel disease flare-ups Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which affects as many as 1 million Americans, refers to two chronic diseases that cause inflammation of the intestines: Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Although stress does not cause IBD, it can aggravate IBD symptoms — including abdominal pain, cramps, and diarrhea — and may be a primary reason for flare-ups, which occur when the disease intermittently becomes active. As reported in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, a new study finds that psychological factors like...

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