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Can Stress Cause Ibs
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
My IBS is caused by my intense anxiety and stress issues. How long until my stress gone will my IBS also go? Would it be immediately goneafter stress?
Stress is part of : life. Having IBS itself can cause stress. It's what you do to manage your anxiety & depression that may ease your symptoms of IBS. Seek diagnosis & management of your chronic conditions by a psychiatrist & a psychologist, rather than expecting stress to disappear suddenly from your life. Panic disorder, PTSD & a host of other psychiatric conditions have associations with IBS. ...Read more
I have suffered badly from stress past few years, believe it's caused by work. Now have aches, pains & IBS. Concerned stress could cause cancer?
Unknown: I do not know that anyone can absolutely answer your question. I do know that stress can cause a host of other issues. My suggestion is to speak to one of your employers about your job and perhaps have your position modified to allow you less stress. I know speaking to your employer may be risky, but if you have a good track record at your job, they will want to help you. Good luck. ...Read more
Stress makes everything worse. Why is this used as a diagnostic reason for the cause of IBS? They said the same thing about ulcers.
Because it is true: Our bodies react to stress w/ cellular preparation for flight or fight. All systems are affected. Energy is released to muscles, circulation and respiration peaks. It's harder to run or fight w/ full gut/bladder - so they are voided. Released hormones are irritating if exposure is chronic and brain chemicals too are altered. So, we try to reduce, avoid or manage stress. Right? Therapy helps. ...Read more
Can stress cause major bloating? Im constantly bloated no matter what. Doctor said its 'ibs and stress'. How cant i be stressed when im this bloated..
Can amitriptyline cause eyelid to twitch? On ami for ibs-d. Not currently anxious or stressed. Right eyelid twitch for two weeks. No other neuro sympt
Dry eye related: Your eye lid is probably twitching due to ocular surface drying, or possibly due to irritation from your eyelids. Ocular dryness is common with antidepressants. I recommend trying artificial tears every 2 to 4 hours for a few days and as necessary thereafter to see if this settles your twitching. Moderately warm eye lid compresses followed by gentle cleansing with baby shampoo may also help. ...Read more
I was diagnosed w/ IBS younger. When stressed I have IBS-C. Noticed one day green stools and now I had yellow. Lots of gas
Can IBS-C cause this? Why
Yes: IBS irritable bowel syndrom is the irrational behavior of the bowel nobody know for sure why it decided to act the way it does some time diarrhea sometime constipation some time gas other time spasm and pain some time bloating like nine month prefnant stree always number one food is number two for some reason we think medicine can force the guts to like everything wrong stay away from that food ...Read more
Can IBS and stress cause knotted stomach pain about 1 inch above belly button. This pain seems to come on during high stress times and lasts for days.
That can happen.: I would encourage you to look into destressing techniques like deep breathing exercises & progressive muscle relaxation. Tai chi, acupuncture, meditation & yoga are also beneficial. If you efforts are not doing the trick, consider seeing a psychologist to work more on ways to handle stress. Take care. ...Read more
Can IBS cause fever 99.5? I'm invstgtng micro hematuria (Nell ct,ultrasnd,CBC, 24hr urine) but stress seems to have caused IBS.99-99.5 temps&lost 8lbs
Ibs is diagnosed after all organic causes are ruled out (eg, infection, inflammation). Gi docs use a clinical criteria called rome iii. Pts must have abdominal pain/discomfort associated with 2 or more of the following at least 25% of the time: 1. Symptoms improve w defecation, 2. Stool frequency changes, 3. Stool appearance changes. Constipation-type vs diarrhea-type are ...Read more
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