Anticipation of pain and negative emotions actually increase pain. At least that’s what a study recently published in Gastroenterology explains. Unfortunately, this is seen most commonly in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). For these patients, pain, hypochondria and the anticipation of the onset of symptoms only make the condition worse – creating a cycle that’s difficult to break.
“Patients who have high expectations of pain may have a harder time coping with the actual source of pain, as is often seen in patients with irritable bowel syndrome,” explained Dr. Steven J. Coen of the Wingate Institute of Neurogastroenterology and lead author of the study.
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Don’t let IBS or other gastrointestinal pain increase your fear and experience of other ailments.