How Stress Affects Digestion


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This division of the autonomic nervous system controls digestive processes.

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1. When acute stress hits, what happens to the digestive process?

2. This is a chronic condition that causes abdominal pain, cramps, bloating and alternating constipation and diarrhea, but no inflammation.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of the effect of stress on digestion, and further your understanding of the various conditions that may result. The quiz questions will ask you about the type of sores that develop in the mucous membrane of the intestines, and the chronic condition that causes pain and cramps, but no inflammation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Division of the autonomic nervous system that controls digestion
  • The effect of acute stress on the digestive process
  • Chronic condition marked by digestive tract inflammation

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to test their knowledge by using the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the effect of stress on the digestive system
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information regarding the chronic condition that causes pain and bloating, but not inflammation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding sores found in the intestinal tract that were once attributed to stress

Additional Learning

To learn more about the effects of stress, review the accompanying lesson, How Stress Affects Digestion. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand how our bodies react to stressful situations
  • Identify the effect of prolonged, chronic stress
  • Define intestinal microflora