Dr. Jerrica Sweetnich ND
The complex relationship between stress and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has long been a subject of scientific investigation and clinical interest. IBS is a condition that affects 5-10% of the worldwide population.
While the exact cause of IBS remains elusive, it is increasingly evident that stress plays a significant role in its onset, exacerbation, and overall management. This interplay between stress and IBS encompasses a bi-directional relationship, where stress can trigger IBS symptoms and, in turn, the symptoms themselves can contribute to increased stress levels.
Understanding the intricate mechanisms by which stress influences, IBS can provide valuable insights into developing effective therapeutic strategies and lead to an improved quality of life for individuals living with this condition.