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How is your mental health related to your digestive health?

17 doctors weighed in across 5 answers

Brain/gut connection: They are connected through what's called the "brain-gut connection." the thoughts of the mind can influence the functioning of the intestinal tract. For example, people with depression and irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) do worse unless both are treated.

Answered 10/24/2017

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Mind-Gut: There is a clear mind-gut connection. Many people experience abdominal symptoms at times of stress and anxiety. This may be in part due to a change in eating habits and routine, but involves emotional impact as well. Fundamentally, a disturbance in your mental and psychologic wellbeing can frequently cause a disturbance in your physical well being.

Answered 10/24/2014

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Dr. Vasu Brown answered

Specializes in Integrative Medicine

Seritonin: Gut secretes serotonin and balances mood. Gut also releases 5hydroxy tryptophan which is a precursor for serotonin.

Answered 12/27/2011

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Dr. Marsha Davis answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Unclear: Although the gut secrets 83 percent oh the total body serotonin it does not cross back to the brain or lay a role in mental health. It is thought to be responsible for some smooth muscle movements it is not known how the mind into racks with them how the mind interacts with the guy to cause nausea vomiting diarrhea and pain.

Answered 10/4/2016

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Direct effect: Ever been upset and lose your appetite, ever eat and argue and get that burning sensation in your stomach. Yes they are related.

Answered 11/28/2017

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