How your mood can cause diarrhoea
When you get stressed, anxious or nervous, your body produces adrenaline and other chemicals, which speed up the function of your nervous system. This can make some of your muscles work too fast. If the muscles in your intestines speed up, the natural rhythm of your digestion will speed up too.
Faster digestion means your intestines absorb less fluid, making your stools more frequent and watery - what we know as diarrhoea. Just a small reduction in the fluid you absorb can be enough to bring on a bout of diarrhoea.
Common causes of stress
Here are just a few things that might make you stressed, anxious or nervous:
- Public speaking
- Exams and interviews
- Important social events
- Personal problems
- Being overly busy
How to relieve stress
We all get stressed now and then. Diarrhoea can be your body’s way of telling you that you’re under pressure. But it can of course make life even more difficult for you. So it’s best to deal with the causes of your stress first.
Treating Diarrhoea with IMODIUM®
Having diarrhoea can be stressful in itself, especially if you’re already feeling under pressure. So don’t hesitate in treating it straight away. IMODIUM® works in harmony with your body to help restore its natural rhythm, gently slowing digestion back down to a normal pace to relieve the symptoms of diarrhoea – and giving you one less thing to feel anxious about.