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Digestive problems in 'long COVID' linked to psychological trauma, according research - EurekAlert


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Digestive problems in 'long COVID' linked to psychological trauma, according research  EurekAlert

Many people who were hospitalized with COVID-19 when the virus arrived in spring 2020 experienced a high rate of gastrointestinal problems and psychological trauma more than a year later, according to a recently published study led in Oklahoma by the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. The research highlights the powerful relationship between the intestines and the brain, as well as a continued understanding of “long COVID” symptoms.

Gastroenterologist and Professor of Medicine William Tierney, M.D., led OU College of Medicine’s participation in the study, which included hundreds of patients at academic health centers across North America. The study appears in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

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