4. Stress Takes a Bigger Toll
The Mayo Clinic notes that stress doesn’t cause the disease, but it can make symptoms worse. “The association of stress with Crohn’s disease is controversial,” it explains, but adds that stress can change your normal digestive process that could impact people more who already have digestive issues.
The clinic said managing stress is key, and that even “mild” exercise can help keep stress at bay. You can couple light exercise with some breathing techniques meant to promote relaxation. See your doctor or visit a yoga studio to gain more insight and see what route is right for you.