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Understanding Anxiety Related Irritable Bowel Syndrome

By Claire The Millennial Londoner

 

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. This blog is purely for informational purposes and compiled from personal experience and reputable sources. If you require any health advice please speak to a medical specialist. This blog also contains affiliate links that allow me to earn a commission at no extra cost to you.

 

You might have heard people say they have “butterflies” when they’re nervous but have you ever wondered why? I didn’t so for the longest time I would just not eat when I felt nervous but never questioned why. I just accepted that's what I had to do when I felt anxious or apprehensive.

Scientists are still trying to understand the connection between the brain and the gut but it’s clear that anxiety can disrupt your digestive system.


Now before I continue I must give a heads up that this is purely from personal experience I’m not a doctor nor am I insinuating that anyone with anxiety has IBS.


I just wanna make that clear before I continue because not everyone with anxiety has IBS, but for those of us super lucky individuals with IBS, this blog post is for you.