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can anxiety cause persistent near constant nausea to the point of weight loss? if no other physical reason can be found? what would be the treatment?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, Anxiety can do: that. If other medical causes ha Talk about feelings & address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or Progressive muscle -
Answered on Aug 5, 2014
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Provided original answer
Relaxation. Psychotropic medications may also be indicated. Take care.
Jul 28, 2014
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Treating the underlying anxiety is needed. I would start with your family doctor and then probably see both a counselor and psychiatrist.
Answered on Aug 6, 2014

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