Your passion for healthy living brought you here - let's keep talking!X
25 Surprising Ways Stress Affects Your Health
Heartburn, stomach cramping, and diarrhea can all be caused by or worsened by stress.
In particular, irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, which is characterized by pain and bouts of constipation and diarrhea is thought to be fueled in part by stress. However, stomach ulcers, once thought to be caused by stress, are triggered by H. pylori bacteria, which can be treated with antibiotics.
Next: Blood pressure
De–stress your life, sleep better, and conquer depression with the latest news and insights on mood management, plus special offers.