Navigation Links
Anxiety and Stress Levels Aggravate IBS

A recent research study finds that overly anxious and driven people are more prone to irritable bowel syndrome, usually// known as IBS.

The researchers studied 620 people who had confirmed gastroenteritis caused by a bacterial infection. None had had IBS before, or indeed any serious bowel disorder.

Participants were asked to complete a detailed questionnaire when their infection was confirmed. This included questions about mood, perceived stress levels, perfectionism and illness beliefs and behaviors.

They were then monitored three and six months later to see whether they had developed the typical symptoms of IBS, which include diarrhea and/or constipation, abdominal pain and bloating.

In all, 49 people had IBS at both time points. Women were more than twice as likely to have IBS as the men.

Those with IBS were significantly more likely to have reported high levels of stress and anxiety and psychosomatic symptoms than those who did not develop the condition.

They were also significantly more likely to be 'driven,' carrying on regardless until they were forced to rest - a pattern of behavior that only worsens and prolongs the condition, say the authors.

Although not likely to be depressed, those with IBS were more likely to take a pessimistic view of illness.

IBS affects between 10 and 15% of adults in industrialized countries, but its exact cause is unknown. 'Gastroenteritis may trigger the symptoms, but cognitions, behavior and emotions may help to prolong and maintain them over time,' conclude the authors, who suggest that cognitive behavioral therapy may be an effective treatment.

Source-Eurekalert
PRI
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Nausea Linked To Anxiety And Depression
2. Anxiety likely to affect the foetus
3. Anxiety and Peptic ulcers may be linked
4. Anxiety following heart attacks not adequately managed
5. Kidney Donors Health Can Cause Anxiety Among Kidney Recipients
6. Herbal Remedies For Insomnia And Anxiety May Be Ineffective
7. Anxiety Can Increase The Risk Of Attempting Suicide In Men
8. New Treatment For Anxiety Disorders
9. Isolated Sleep Paralysis In Patients With Anxiety Disorders
10. Mind Affects Body –Link between Anxiety Disorder, Depression and Obesit
11. Depression and Anxiety Endemic in Britain
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/7/2016)... ... 07, 2016 , ... Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated radio program, ... Voice of America, declared on her radio program in November 2016 the need to ... these bullies attack leaders in corporate America, they are trying to take advantage of ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... 1105 Media’s Live ... the Folio: Marketing Awards competition. Live From won in the Use of Social ... and ultimately successful projects undertaken by the media industry’s most innovative marketing professionals. ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... (IFW) Program at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT). McLaughlin brings nearly 20 ... of three acupuncturists to help patients realize their family building goals. Acupuncture ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... (PRWEB) December 07, 2016 , ... Angioma ... by cerebral cavernous angiomas, was awarded a grant from the Julian Grace Foundation ... New Mexico has more people with cavernous angioma than anywhere in the world. ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... , ... December 06, 2016 , ... ... brain networks that can be seen on a type of MRI, according to ... a progressive disorder of the central nervous system characterized by tremors or trembling ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/7/2016)... RIDGEFIELD, Conn. , Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... Phase II trial in patients with unresectable malignant ... progression-free survival (PFS). The data, presented at the ... Cancer in Vienna , showed ... compared to placebo plus pemetrexed/cisplatin, with a significantly ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... 7, 2016  Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS ), ... a company overview at the BMO Capital Markets Prescriptions for Success ... NY . A live webcast of the presentation ... Ionis website.  The replay will be available within 48 hours and ... ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... 2016  Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI ) today ... 2016 Prescription for Success Healthcare Conference on December 14, 2016 at ... New York City . In addition, the company ... Securities 4 th Annual Boston Healthcare Conference taking place on ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: