Other information about Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
We become stressed when the demands placed on us by life or the environment are more than we think we can cope with. This sets off a response in our body sometimes called the 'fight or flight' syndrome or the 'stress response'. Hormones and neurotransmitters (brain chemicals) put our body on high alert, ready to deal with an emergency.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome does not usually affect your weight directly, however, there are a number of aspects of it that might have an indirect effect.