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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Can stress affect the symptoms of Crohn's disease?

    How does stress play a role in flare ups?
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    Prof Andrew Day


    Paediatric Gastroenterologist View Profile

    Yes, Stress can sometimes be a trigger for a flare or relapse in symptoms of Crohn disease

    It can be very helpful for people with Crohn disease to chat with a psychologist to work out some ways that might help them to cope with or manage stress and stress-full situations in advance. Sometimes some simple strageties can make a big diference.

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