A blog by a gastroenterologist about food and the gut in health and disease
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Stress and the link to digestive conditions
Dr. Lewey was interviewed by Susan Rust, for an article titled "Stomach Woes: Digestive disorders -the causes and cures" featured in Nov-Dec 2011 issue of Springs Style magazine. Dr. Lewey was quoted several times in the article including the following quote: "Stress can cause a release of chemicals from the brain that results in a change in signals in the gut,"..."resulting in pain, increased contractions, water secretions, e.g. IBS symptoms...In the right setting of genetics and altered gut flora, various digestive conditions can result - IBS, IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease/Crohn's/ulcerative colitis), celiac/gluten sensitivity, etc." Colorado Springs Style November-December 2011, pages 46-48.