The stress response
Stress and gastrointestinal health
Inflammatory bowel diseases
Irritable bowel syndrome
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
How to protect the intestines from the effects of stress
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Can a person’s exposure to stress be measured?
Levels of cortisol and catecholamines (stress hormones) can be measured in a lab. However, it’s difficult to use these assays to evaluate stress.