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10 Ways Talk Therapy Can Help Crohn's and Colitis

Relieve stress

An overdose of stress has the ability to break down our body's natural barriers against illness and infection, resulting in the necessity to keep one's stress at a minimum, which can be helped by talk therapy.  Stress can influence the type of bacteria that lives in the gut, resulting in the bowel flora being less diverse and likely attractive to harmful bacteria. It can also increase inflammation in the bowel and make us more vulnerable to infection.