Research has shown highly sensitive individuals are more vulnerable to abdominal health stress due to dual sensory innervation in the gastrointestinal tract. Dual innervation means the nerves connect to and from the viscera (organs). Most visceral sensory nerves and fibers end in the spinal cord, except the GI tract also has vagus and pelvic nerves. Additionally, to learn more about how your sensitivity may be affecting your gut health continue reading:
Sensitives are at a greater risk for developing sensitive states in response to gut inflammation or injury. However, this risk is dependent upon how the brain processes sensory information received from the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
The GI tract has a unique pattern by the way nerves connect to the stomach, intestines, and also spinal cord (CNS) and parasympathetic nervous system. This risk is also dependent upon how the brain processes sensory information received from the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
The major issue associated with sensitive states from gut inflammation, or visceral pain hypersensitivity, is irritable bowel syndrome. Visceral hypersensitivity is when we experience pain from the visceral organs, in this case the stomach. Visceral pain is usually felt by highly sensitive people through a hypersensitive awareness or perception of pain in the abdomen. However, this type of pain is commonly diagnosed as functional gastrointestinal disorder. Additionally, if you feel you have experienced emotional upsets, inflammation, and sensitized states from acute sensitivity you can also treat gastrointestinal conditions related to your sensitivity.
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