Wednesday, November 7, 2012

IBD Myths...

FICTION: IBD is caused by stress.

FACTS: No one knows exactly what causes IBD. There are a number of hypotheses (for example, immune system malfunction, environmental factors, genetics, infection), but stress is not one of them. Studies have shown that stress does not cause the inflammation associated with IBD, but it can exacerbate the symptoms of an inflamed digestive tract and increase IBD severity.


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