The brain and the gut talk to each other: How fixing one could help the other
By Antonina Mikocka-Walus
Is it widely known that the brain and the gut have a hormonal link that can cause negative effects when chronic stress is prevalent. This stress has been linked to altering the levels of bacteria in the gut, promoting inflammation of the bowel and increasing vulnerability of infection. Researchers found that anxiety and depression are common in people suffering from IBD, as chronic intestinal inflammation may lower sensitivity to positive emotions.