The link between irritable bowel syndrome and anxiety.

Many people experience the abdominal pains, bloating and digestive problems linked with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) at some point in our life, according to the IBS Network. Diet plays a role, but it’s pretty much accepted that all bowel problems are at least partly linked to emotions.

Stress can disrupt digestion and, if you’re constantly anxious, your digestion could be permanently affected, leading to constipation, diarrhea and stomach cramps. Certain stresses could be particularly linked to IBS. People prone to IBS tend to find social situations and public speaking very difficult.’ That might explain why you may get an upset stomach before the presentation.

Help yourself with a healthy diet and relaxation techniques.

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