Stress was the cause of diarrhea! ?? [Simple commentary]

"Recently stressed ..."
"Often the stools aren't working well these days ..."

Are you all worried about stress?

Do you often get diarrhea?

This time, I will write about these relationships and stress countermeasures.

What is the relationship between stress and diarrhea?

If you have a lot of diarrhea lately, maybe stress is affecting your intestines.

Diarrhea is a stool that is not well treated in the intestines and is excreted outside the body, which may be due to your usual stress affecting the intestines.

Your brain and intestines are actually " Gut-brain axis It is connected by the relationship. (If you want to know more about the Gut-brain axis, please see the past article.)

The stress that your brain receives on a daily basis can affect your intestines, which can lead to diarrhea.

So why does stress cause diarrhea?

I will explain briefly.

Three stressors that hit you

There are three types of stressors that can affect your intestines and cause diarrhea.

that is "Physical / scientific stressor" "Psychological / social stressor" "Physiological stressor" is.

Physical and scientific stressors include temperature, humidity, noise and injuries.

Psychological and social stressors include divorce, family death, and financial distress, and physiological stressors include fatigue, insomnia, and malnutrition.

Of these, psychological stress has a major impact on our intestines.

Are you worried about this kind of stress?

Three stressors that are thought to drive our bodies upset.

Now, how do these affect the human intestine and cause diarrhea?

Stressor and intestinal environment

Chronic stress affects the "intestinal bacteria" that live in our intestines and can cause diarrhea and other physical disorders.

Kyushu University research paper According to NASA's experiments, beneficial bacteria (bacteria that work well for humans) are reduced and harmful bacteria (bacteria that work bad for humans) are reduced in the feces of mentally stressed astronauts. It seems that there was a tendency to increase.

In other words, it is thought that chronic stress from normal times affects our intestinal bacteria, which causes the body to be upset.

In addition, stress causes the peristaltic movement of the large intestine (the movement of the intestine to expel stool from the body) to become excessively active.

As a result, water secretion increases and the intestines cannot absorb enough water, and the amount of water contained in the stool increases, leading to diarrhea and loose stools.

Thus, chronic stress causes a negative impact on our intestinal environment.

3 ways to relieve stress

So far, I have briefly explained the relationship between stress and diarrhea.

I hope you understand that stress is one of the causes of diarrhea.

So how do you deal with stress well?

Here you can do it to make it less likely to cause physical upset Stress measures Introducing.

Regular lifestyle

Lifestyle is the first thing you should be aware of as a measure against stress.

Eat a well-balanced diet, exercise moderately, and take a good rest.

That said, it's hard to do.

Irregular lifestyles can make your body tired and cause physical discomfort, so let's improve it little by little from what you can do first.


Evaluate yourself objectively, Controlling emotions and thoughts Helps relieve stress.

By recognizing what is stressing you now, you will be able to stabilize your mental health (emotional control), and as a result, you will be able to relieve your stress.

When you're frustrated, stop and look back at what you're frustrated with right now.


How to relax that suits you By incorporating, you can reduce stress.

Do you have a relaxing way that suits you?

Read, listen to your favorite music, take a bath, take a walk, sleep.

I think there are various ways to relax.

Relaxing methods vary from person to person, so be sure to find a relaxing method that suits you.

in conclusion

How was it?

This time, I explained the relationship between stress and diarrhea and how to relieve stress.

Let's take a quick look at the end.

I told you that there are "physical / scientific stressors", "psychological / social stressors", and "physiological stressors" as stressors that cause our stress.

Chronic stress is thought to have a negative effect on the intestinal environment, and you mentioned that weakening the movement of the intestines can lead to constipation.

In addition, the three stress countermeasures I have introduced this time are as follows.

  1. Regular life
  2. Self-control
  3. relaxation

I hope this article will be of some help to you.

Find a stress relieving method that suits you and improve constipation together!