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How does the brain affect digestive diseases?

The brain and the digestive system affect each other significantly. Enzyme secretion, intestinal contractions, and other aspects of the digestive process respond to a person's psychological state. Up to half of all people with digestive disease symptoms may have psychological factors influencing their digestion. This connection does not mean that the digestive problems in these cases are imaginary, only that they are influenced by the brain.

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