The feeling of nausea that comes when you hear unexpected news isn’t just a coincidence. The connection between your brain and your stomach is very tight, and is the reason we use phrases like “trust your gut,” or “what is your gut telling you?” Even though these sayings have been around for a long time, it’s very easy to overlook the connection between your stomach and your brain. Sometimes when you’re feeling low, you have to go back to the basics; in this case, the basics refer to what your body is telling you. If you’re feeling off-kilter, it’s likely that you’re having stomach issues as well. Ironically, and why this connection becomes troublesome, when you’re having stomach issues, you can feel equally off-kilter.
According to a recent article on the treatment of depression, experts have pointed out that depression lowers one’s tolerance for pain. Someone who is experiencing depression may be looking to find a solution to their body pains by targeting that specific area, when, in fact, it is only a symptom of a larger problem. The reasons for certain aches and pains when it comes to depression still has doctors mystified, but the connection between gastrointestinal health and emotion is something that experts have seen for years.
Symptoms of depression can come in many forms, and GI troubles is just one of the ways that depression can debilitate you. New research is showing that the makeup of bacteria in your gut can also influence your emotional health. The true basis of your illness, whether it be digestion oriented or depression oriented, can be helped by treating your gut inflammation. Unfortunately it’s a never-ending cycle if either pain point goes untreated. Further research has shown that the cause of GI inflammation could be a dysfunction of the “gut-brain axis.” The good news, is that studies show positive signs of easy treatment…
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