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Irritable Bowel Syndrome & the Mind-Body/Brain-Gut Connection
by William B. Salt II, MD

THE MIND-BODY CONNECTION: THE "IRRITABLE BODY" AND SOMATIZATION

Just as the GI tract is unusually sensitive and irritable, many people with irritable bowel syndrome and other functional GI disorders seem to have a sensitive "irritable body", or what doctors call "somatization".

As in IBS and other functional GI disorders, these symptoms are associated with normal test results and cannot be explained by any specific disease process. Disturbances in the Mind-Body/Brain-Gut Connection account for much of the trouble.

 
TABLE 1 Bodily Symptoms: Somatization & the "Irritable Body"
Painful, Tender Muscles (Fibromyalgia)
Fatigue and Low Energy
Headaches
Insomnia
TMJ (Pain in the Jaw)
Dizziness
Feeling Faint
Difficulty Concentrating
Shortness of Breath
Chest Pain
Abdominal Pain
Back Pain
Pelvic Pain
Painful Menstrual Periods
Decreased Sex Drive
Bladder Problems

Irritable Bowel Syndrome & The
Mind-Body/Brain-Gut Connection
by William B. Salt II, MD
ISBN: 0965703894
Paperback / 304 Pages

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