It’s interesting to learn how the body functions and how in sync the body is with each part of itself. Along with the help that you put into it, the body is basically a system where each area affects the other. It only takes one part of the body to either heal or destroy the rest of it depending on the circumstances and the medical issue. The two most important pieces in your body are your heart and your brain. Your body cannot function properly without both of them working simultaneously, so if these two functions control the rest of the body, is it safe to say that medical issues in the body can affect your brain from functioning well?
Can You Really Trust Your Gut?
The saying “trust your gut” has been around for ages. It means that when you have a bad feeling in your gut because you may be in an uncomfortable situation, then trust that feeling.
But what happens when your gut is constantly telling you that something isn’t right? You go to the doctor, get checked out and find out there’s actually something wrong with your gut; Crohn’s disease, the doctor says.
Now you’re handling your new diagnosis to the best of your ability but it’s difficult. The pain is still there as well as the revelation that your body is no longer functioning at its best. That in itself can cause a lot of mental stress on your brain.
How Crohn’s Disease Affects You Mentally
With any type of disease, there are always going to be symptoms and with Crohn’s the symptoms can be everyday discomforts. Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation in your digestive system.
Because it affects the digestive tract, it can cause problems with how your stomach operates. For example, symptoms of Crohn’s disease are abdominal pain, diarrhea, pain in the anus, fever, fatigue, blood in your stool and more.
When dealing with constant physical pain and discomfort, how you think and how well your brain operates often changes.
When the gut’s bacteria is unbalanced, it’s noted that the intestinal walls become altered. This means that if there is bad bacteria in the gut, then these bacterias now have the ability to move into the bloodstream through multiple passageways which can later cause mental disorders.
A severe symptom of Crohn’s is anemia (when the body becomes extremely iron deficient). People with iron deficiencies are at a higher risk for anxiety, depression and other psychotic disorders. Crohn’s can lead to other life-threatening diseases and