Do stress and anxiety cause Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
The underlying cause of IBS is largely unknown although most believe it to be related to some upset in the sensory and motor functions of the digestive tract. There is also a significant central component to IBS such that mood changes and emotions can make the bowel more irritable. Under such circumstance, patient suffering from IBS may experience worsening of their symptoms be it constipation or diarrhoea predominant.
- Dr Quan
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