Stress and visceral perception.

  • Michael Delvaux
  • Published 1999 in
    Canadian journal of gastroenterology = Journal…


Functional bowel disorders are characterized by the presence of a visceral hyperalgesia in most patients. This visceral hyperalgesia is related to an enhanced perception of sensations originating from the gut. Stressful events can dramatically influence the course of functional bowel disorders, and patients suffering from these syndromes appear to be more… (More)