Quirks Question: Why does my tummy hurt when I'm nervous or scared?
This week's Question comes to us from 8 year old Delilah Sauve, who lives in Ottawa.
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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.