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Stress is causing gastrointestinal issues for some, thanks to the gut-brain connection

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Since the pandemic began, it’s become clear that Covid-19 can disrupt nearly every part of the body — even among people without the virus. Sleep schedules are off, people are having bizarre dreams, bodies are aching in places they didn’t ache before. Gastrointestinal experts say stomachs are out of sorts, too.

“In my own clinic, I have seen increasing numbers of individuals reporting high stress and worsening of gastrointestinal symptoms since the start of the pandemic,” says Ziad Gellad, MD, MPH, an associate professor of medicine at Duke University’s Division of Gastroenterology. …

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