The effect of psychological state and stress on the health of the digestive system

 


The more we learn about the nature and functions of our bodies, the more we understand the extent to which our organs are related to one another.  And its effect on some.


 Some things that affect one part of the body are likely to have repercussions and repercussions on other parts of the body.  And symptoms that may appear on one part of the body, may be caused by a health problem in another organ of the body.


 All studies indicate that there is a strong connection between the various body systems.


 Our talk today is about the digestive system, its problems, and the factors affecting it.


 What happens in the brain may have a direct effect on the digestive system, and vice versa.


 Your thoughts and your way of thinking may affect the nature and percentage of beneficial bacteria present in the gut.  It may also lead to increased inflammation and increased sensitivity to pathogens such as Candida fungi.


 In short, your brain may hinder the digestive process!


 On the other hand, an inflamed or unbalanced gut may contribute to the development of depression and anxiety as well.


 Therefore, when controlling stress and stress, and trying to reduce anxiety states, this will positively affect the digestive process and the digestive system as a whole.


 Re-balance the digestive tract, make you feel happy and relieve stress.


 What is stress?


 When we feel stressed or anxious, our body chemistry turns into a fight or flight mode.  This stimulates the adrenal gland to release the stress hormone cortisol and adrenaline.


 These hormones cause muscles to spasm, speed up the heartbeat, and generally stimulate the body.  It also slows down the digestive process.  This leads to a feeling of discomfort in the stomach, such as flatulence, constipation or diarrhea.


 So, in the event that you suffer from frequent digestive disorders, without any underlying health problem that calls for it.  Monitor your mental state.  And pay attention to the level of tension or emotions that you are experiencing!


 How does stress affect the digestive system?


 Have you ever heard of a gut or gut feeling?  Or did you feel frustrated or upset, even though everything was going well?


 May everything be in your gut.  The gut contains many nerve cells, as is the case in the spinal cord.  This is one of the reasons why researchers refer to the gut as the second brain!


 Nerve cells, hormones, and chemicals form a complex network between your gut microbes and your brain.


 When you feel stressed, this network sends nerve signals from the brain, causing real physical changes to the way the gut works.


 This close link between digestive health and the nervous system has highlighted many issues related to mood and mental health.  And there is strong evidence that the lining of the digestive system has a direct effect on the brain.  And that the gastrointestinal tract is very sensitive to psychological state and emotional fluctuations.


 When some people suffer from sadness or anger, they feel cramping and tightness in the stomach.  So he refrains from eating.


 When meeting someone we love, or when entering an exam or job interview, we feel as if butterflies are flying in our stomach, to the point that we are unable to withdraw our breath freely!  This is the direct effect of the body system that we talked about earlier (fight or flight).


 This system is triggered when a feeling of danger or threat.  And thus it redirects blood flow away from parts of the digestive system and towards muscle tissues. The feeling of butterflies in the stomach occurs, due to the decrease in blood flow to the stomach. The body’s response to the fight-or-flight system is for a short period of time.  And it works to re-prioritize the internal body functions.  This slows down the digestive process.


 This is just one of the direct effects that stress has on your digestive process.  As you can imagine, long-term chronic stresses have more serious consequences for your digestive health.


 Prolonged stress states and their impact on the gut:


 When the body is subject to stress and tension for a long period of time, you may notice your illnesses recurring often.  And the need for a longer period of recovery.


 This is due to the low concentration of beneficial bacteria in the gut.  Which is an essential and very important part of the internal immune system.  This leads to a weakening of the body's immunity.  The body becomes more susceptible to infections and pathogens.


 How can I overcome digestive disorders resulting from stress and tension?


 If you suffer from frequent digestive problems, and a stressful lifestyle.  So you have to work on two things, and they are:


 Promote digestion and reduce stress level


 At the same time, you need to work on improving the beneficial bacteria in your gut, to boost your mental, not just digestive, health.  This step is very important if you have candidiasis.


 Tips to improve digestive health:


 The first step you need to boost gut health is quit sugar!


 An overconsumption of sugars is one of the main underlying causes of digestive disorders.  Sugar is the fuel for pathogens that invade the digestive system.  And from it spread to the rest of the body.


 Following a low-carb diet should become your priority. Refrain from eating any food that contains refined sugars, including candy, chocolate, biscuits, cakes and pastries. Make sure to read the nutritional ingredients table on the package before purchasing it.


 The next step you need to boost digestive health is to add an ample amount of high-fiber foods to your diet.


 Dietary fiber helps keep the healthy bacteria in the gut healthy.


 Add herbs that have anti-fungal properties to your diet, such as oregano, ginger, and cinnamon.


 Probiotics are very important:


 Adding nutritional supplements rich in probiotic compounds is one of the most effective ways to rebalance the gut.


 When enhancing the level of beneficial bacteria in the digestive system, it will help eliminate harmful bacteria, fungi and yeast (such as candidiasis or Candida), which cause indigestion and various digestive problems.


 You can also review the following articles to boost digestion:


 Candida diet (candidiasis - fungi of the intestine) What are the permitted and forbidden foods?


 The most important foods and tips that help with digestion and prevent digestive problems.


 How do we increase digestive enzymes in the body to enhance digestion and what are the factors affecting them.


 Stress Relief Tips:


 Mental state and stress do not just affect the digestive process.  It has a role in every function in the body.  Therefore, it was necessary to shed light on the problem of stress through several articles.  You can view it at the following links:


 Symptoms of nervous tension and ways to get rid of it.


 Is stress and stress the reason for my weight gain?


 Tension .. the silent killer .. how can we simply get rid of it?


 The most effective tips to improve your psychological state and enhance positive energy.


 How do you keep calm when pressured ?!


 In short, to overcome stress, here are the following ideas:


 Determine the factors causing stress:


 Ask yourself what is the cause of your stress?  Is it family, work, financial problems, or health problems?  Or anything else. Make a list of the things that make you unhappy, anxious, or anything that has a negative impact on your life. Think about your daily routine, and the times that make you most anxious or frustrated.  Form a link to what is causing those feelings. Then write another list of the positive things in your life.


 What are the things that make you feel happy and lively?  What are the things that encourage you to get out of bed in the morning?  What are the things that make you laugh?


 Whenever you have identified both sides, that is, both positive and negative factors in your life.  Your goal should be fairly clear.  Reduce negativity and increase positivity!


 Meditation or relaxation sessions:


 We cannot completely remove stress from our lives.  But we can take steps to mitigate the impact of these stressors.  Meditation and relaxation sessions or practicing yoga exercises or supplication and prayer.  These steps have a powerful effect in reducing stress levels.


 Increase the level of activity and movement:


 Keeping an increase in the level of activity and regular exercise has a great effect in reducing levels of stress hormones.


 It is advised to get 30 minutes of exercise daily.  Including running, cycling, swimming and other exercises that increase the heart rate.


 After that, the production of endorphins (the hormone of happiness), which boosts mood and increases energy levels, will increase.


 If the weather is nice, it is recommended to exercise outside the home and breathe fresh air to increase the levels of oxygen in the blood.


 Get enough sleep:


 For good health we need 7-9 hours of sleep every day!


 Lack of sleep negatively affects all aspects of life.  Sleep is critical not just to managing stress levels.  It also boosts the body's immunity.  This allows sufficient time for the body to repair and replace damaged cells.

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