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2. IBS Is Caused by Stress
Like food, stress is often blamed for the onset of IBS. However, just like your diet, a high stress level can only exacerbate symptoms, not actually cause the disease.
However, stress and IBS are intimately connected. Naturally, telltale gurgling and cramping will cause some anxiety — especially if you happen to be out in public — but stress and anxiety can become a permanent fixture in your life with IBS. Fortunately, many patients have found that once the source of their IBS is treated, their stress level falls drastically, right away.
ResourcesEverdayHealth (Common IBS Misconceptions)IBS Treatment Center (4 Common Misconceptions about Irritable Bowel Syndrome)AboutHealth (Top 10 Myths About Irritable Bowel Syndrome)IFFGD (IBS in Men: A Different Disease?)Mayo Clinic (Colon Cancer/ Risk Factors)
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