By Cara Murez
WEDNESDAY, March 1, 2023 (HealthDay News) — When Dr. Yezaz Ghouri sees patients with the cramping, abdominal pain and diarrhea that are hallmark symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), he’ll typically ask how life’s going.
More often than not, his patients say they are experiencing stress in their lives.
Now, Ghouri’s team has established a link between IBS and anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation in patients who have been admitted to the hospital for their IBS. IBS is a chronic disorder of the gastrointestinal (GI) system that strikes up to 15 percent of the population.
Ghouri, an assistant professor…