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

THE MIND-BODY/BRAIN-GUT CONNECTION: THE VICIOUS CIRCLE OF STRESS, PSYCHOLOGY, AND SYMPTOMS

The "fight-or-flight" response by the body in response to perceived stress results in an increase in blood pressure, heart rate, breathing, and metabolism (Chapter 5). With continued or unrelieved stress, the body can become unbalanced and unable to recover, leading to the physical symptoms listed. The emotional responses to these unexplained symptoms and fear of not knowing when the symptoms will start can actually make them worse. A vicious circle of stress, psychology, and symptoms can be established

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