I am new here and diagnosed with atrial fibrillation AF, which I never feel, and irritable bowel syndrome IBS, which is a frequent cause of distress.
I understand it is a fact that the human brain, heart and stomach are connected via the vagus nerve and can therefore obviously have an effect on each other. Consultants specialise in one of these body parts but, understandably, do not seem to know much about the other two.
Has anyone any evidence, I mean medical evidence, that heart problems for example atrial fibrillation AF are caused by the stomach or the brain? Or has anyone for example cured their AF by curing their stomach problems? Thank you.
I developed stomach problems after a general anaesthetic, this later led to AF but as I am not a medical person I do not know if these happenings are related or not!