Study: Stress aggravates IBD

In a study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, stress is associated with irritable bowel disorder (IBD).

In their study they found that stress is associated with more than twofold increase in the risk of symptom flare ups in sufferers.

This suggests that stress may be implicated in inflammatory bowel disease.

Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are a group of gastrointestinal disorders characterized by chronic inflammation and associated with symptoms such as abdominal pain and diarrhea.

"This is among the first evidence to show that the perception of stress had a direct association with disease course," said lead researcher Charles N. Bernstein, stressing that learning better stress management methods could help treat the condition more effectively.

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