Saturday September 02, 2017
Quirks Question: Why does my tummy hurt when I'm nervous or scared?
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- Quirks Question: Why does my tummy hurt when I'm nervous or scared?
- Full Episode
This week's Question comes to us from 8 year old Delilah Sauve, who lives in Ottawa.
Dr. Maria Ines Pinto Sanchez, from the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute at McMaster University's Health Sciences Centre explains that there is a connection between nerves in your stomach and the brain. When your brain signals nervousness or fear, your stomach responds accordingly, even though you may not be ill.