Dr. Satish Rao talks to Women’s Health Magazine about the relationship between the brain and the gut and how this connection can affect the GI tract.
“The brain and the gut are intimately connected by a network of nerves and neurotransmitters. A troubled mind can leave your gut in turmoil, whether or not you have IBS,” says Rao, chief of gastroenterology and hepatology and director of the Digestive Health Center. “When you’re tense, the body directs blood to your vital organs, away from your digestive system, which can provoke abrupt bowel-muscle contractions, he adds.
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