Why is managing gastrointestinal symptoms important?
Gastrointestinal symptoms can interfere with your appetite and nutrition, leading to weight loss, dehydration, and malnutrition. These conditions can then interfere with your healing and your immune system function.
Microbial diversity and diarrhea are linked; we don’t know which direction the link operates, or if it operates in both directions (preliminary evidence)
Nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, or heartburn can interfere with restful sleep, also interfering with your healing and your immune system function and possibly leading to increased fatigue.