Stress has become a common problem nowadays. Being stressed is not a big deal, but stress can be a risk factor for common serious diseases. Stress can cause diseases like insomnia, diabetes, and thyroid. Not only this, but stress can also badly affect the digestive system. Yes, being under stress can cause disturbances in the digestive system. In this situation, the intestines may become weak, due to which problems of gas and constipation may start. Not only this but due to stress, inflammation can also occur in the intestines.

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Today in this article, you will know in detail about the relationship between stress and the digestive system -

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  1. Effect of Stress on the digestive system
  2. Relationship between stress and the digestive system
  3. How to cure stress and the digestive system?
  4. Takeaway
Doctors for How stress affects digestion?

Stress can affect every part of the digestive system. The intestines are controlled by the central nervous system of the brain and spinal cord. The nervous system is so dominant in the gut that some researchers consider the gut to be a second brain. The enteric nervous system lines the gastrointestinal tract with nerve cells from the esophagus to the rectum. The enteric nervous system may help with the swallowing of food. Also releases enzymes to break down food. Along with this, it also helps in classifying nutrients and waste materials obtained from food.

On the other hand, when a person is under stress, the enteric nervous system is unable to do its work properly, that is, stress can disrupt the work of the enteric nervous system. It affects the intestines and the digestive system starts to weaken. Women have to worry more about this than men.

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There is a deep connection between stress and the digestive system. When a person is under stress, it can affect the digestive system of the person as well. But how much the digestive system can be affected due to stress, can be detected from the level of stress -

Short term stress

Occasional stress can also affect the digestive system. But it does not seriously affect digestion. If there is occasional stress, then digestion may slow down in this condition and appetite may decrease.

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Long term stress

If a person is under stress for a long time, he may experience symptoms like constipation, diarrheaindigestion, or an upset stomach. In this condition, severe constipation may occur and there may be difficulty in emptying the stomach.

Chronic stress

If someone remains under stress for years, it can badly affect the digestive system. In this situation, you may have to face various diseases related to digestion. Chronic stress can lead to the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and GI disorders.

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Digestion also starts improving as soon as the stress reduces. Reducing stress can also help reduce inflammation of the intestines. Due to this, the body also starts absorbing enough nutrients from the food. Measures to cure stress and digestive system -

Do yoga

Doing yoga can help in reducing stress. Digestion also becomes strong with regular yoga. By doing yoga daily, stress will also reduce. Along with this, digestion will get strength, digestion will become strong. Due to this, there will also be a reduction in gastrointestinal symptoms. Doing yoga daily can be beneficial to reduce stress and strengthen the digestive system.

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Do meditation

Meditation can prove to be very helpful in reducing stress and anxiety. For this, sit in a calm environment. Now take a deep breath and meditate. Then exhale slowly. Meditation for 5-10 minutes daily can provide relief from stress. By doing meditation, the body also relaxes and digestion becomes better.

Eat probiotics

Probiotic foods can help in increasing the good bacteria in the intestines. This improves intestinal health. Asparagusbananagarlic, onion, etc. can be consumed in the diet for prebiotics. At the same time, curd can also be taken for probiotics. Eating probiotic foods can make the digestive system strong, this can avoid problems like gas and constipation.

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Avoid smoking and alcohol

Smoking can be the main cause of stress. Along with this, smoking can also affect the digestive system. Therefore, it is necessary to completely abstain from smoking to reduce stress and improve the digestive system. Along with this, avoid consuming alcohol and other intoxicants.

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Sometimes it is considered normal to be under stress, but if a person is often under stress, then he may have to face many problems. Especially, problems related to digestion. Stress can directly affect the digestive system. Due to stress, there can be common or serious diseases related to digestion. Therefore, if digestion is to be maintained better, it is necessary to remain stress-free. Digestion can be improved by staying stress-free.

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