Thursday, October 7, 2010

Mind inside Belly OR Belly inside Mind?

Facepalm photo.Image via WikipediaIf a question is asked; whether mind in the belly or belly in the mind in some diseases; what can be the answer? Many opine both are correct; i.e. sometimes mind influences or initiates gastrointestinal disorders and at times gastrointestinal problems give rise to mental disturbances.
Diseases or conditions like mental stress give rise to irritable bowel syndrome. Gastrointestinal problems may give rise to discomfort in abdomen which in turn may cause mental stress.
One may consult his/her doctor if experiences symptoms like;
Physical symptoms
Behavioral symptoms
  • Procrastination
  • Grinding teeth
  • Difficulty completing work assignments
  • Changes in the amount of alcohol or food consumption
  • Taking up smoking, or smoking more than usual
  • Increased desire to be with or withdraw from others
  • frequent talking or brooding about stressful situations
Emotional symptoms
  • Crying
  • Overwhelming sense of tension or pressure
  • Trouble relaxing
  • Nervousness
  • Quick temper
  • Depression
  • Poor concentration
  • Trouble remembering things
  • Loss of sense of humor
  • Indecisiveness
Healthy mind as has a healthy body.
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