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What are some common causes of digestive problems related to stress?

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 58 years experience
Causes: Your response to stress can affect your nervous system which in turn influence the way your digestion works through the vagus nerve and endocrine changes.

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Can stress cause any health problems?

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Can stress and thinking too much cause digestive problems?

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