IBS and Anxiety
IBS and anxiety- Are they interrelated?
Anxiety is the culprit of many health issues. From heart problems to problems related to nervous
the system, stress can become a reason for many acute and chronic health issues.
If we talk about IBS, is also known as Irritable Bowel Syndrome and can disrupt the daily
routine of the person. This digestive disorder not only deteriorates the physical but also the
mental well-being of the person. But now the question arises if, like other health problems, IBS is
associated with anxiety or not. Let’s discuss the same in the upcoming sections.
According to experts, around 60% of IBS patients suffer from one or more psychiatric problems
and generally, this problem is anxiety. Basically, people with anxiety tend to worry about
everything in their life. Such habits can lead to things like upset stomach, muscle aches,
trembling, insomnia, irritability, and dizziness.
Theories related to anxiety and IBS
● Although anxiety can’t cause IBS but can exaggerate the health problem as IBS patients
with anxiety are prone to emotional breakdowns.
● Stress and depression can even stimulate the brain to turn on some pain signals in the
gut and worsen the situation (IBS) and the patient becomes more cautious about the
spasms (in the colon).
● Stress can trigger the immune system which in turn can lead to problems like IBS.
How are anxiety and IBS interrelated?
It is observed that controlling stress and anxiety can help in improving health conditions in IBS
patients. Our gut gets influenced by emotions. This is the reason why you get butterflies in the
stomach when you are nervous. So, the gut has the ability to control how the food will be
digested in the body. It sends signals to the brain which can, later on, react with the colon.
Hence IBS & emotions are interrelated.
How to keep stress under check?
● Talk to your near & dear ones
Discuss your life problems with your friends & family. They can help you find a which can solve
your problem. Moreover, you will feel less burdened with stress.
● Keep exercising daily
Exercise can help in releasing stress and help in the normal contraction of the bowels. You can
start with some simple exercises like walking, running, etc.
● Adding some mind-body exercises
You can add some exercises that can release the negative flow of energy from the mind as well
as the body. It includes exercises like yoga, meditation, tai chi, etc.
● Get quality sleep
Sleeping patterns play an important role in controlling stress. Many people are unable to sleep
due to stress. So fix a particular time for sleeping and ensure that you get enough sleep.
● Switch to a healthy diet
Your behaviour is triggered by the food you eat. People eating a balanced diet have a great
ability to handle stress.
Get IBS treated naturally with GSB Fit
Now you can get IBS treated naturally with the help of GSB Fit. It is seen that many times, this
condition is identified as constipation and diarrhoea. This is why the patient didn’t get any relief.
We can help in improving the condition in a few weeks with the help of a holistic approach which
also encourages patients to adopt a healthy lifestyle.