Worried Sick: Anxiety, Gastroenteritis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

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Worried Sick: Anxiety, Gastroenteritis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

….Psychological comorbidity increases the risk for postinfectious IBS partly by enhanced susceptibility to develop infectious gastroenteritis written by Mira Wouters et al and published in Gut (BMJ) in June 2015…..

Keywords: Anxiety, Gastroenteritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)…

Many, if not most, clinicians suspect that anxious patients are more likely to develop a variety of infections. Here they have not only an increased risk of developing infectious gastroenteritis, but also Irritable Bowel Syndrome after the initial gastroenteritis has resolved through alterations in T cell function mediated by stress. Read more at the AIHM Journal Club link….

https://aihm.org/publications/journal-club/worried-sick-anxiety-gastroenteritis-and-irritable-bowel-syndrome-ibs/

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