Study: Psychological factors associated with IBS

08/13/2007 | Reuters

People who are under high levels of stress may be at higher risk for irritable bowel syndrome if they suffer a severe gastric infection, researchers say. Of 620 patients with stomach inflammation, 49 reported symptoms of IBS or other bowel conditions at follow-up appointments. Perceived stress and anxiety and "all-or-nothing" behavior were significantly associated with the onset of people's symptoms, the study found.

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