A 22-year-old male asked:
Anxiety causing stomach issues hurt to eat and heartburn stomach pain am i headed towards gerd or ulcer? what should i take for this
1 doctor answer • 7 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Munshoweranswered
Family Medicine 32 years experience
You may be: Stress and anxiety can certainly cause other physical ailments such as increasing acid production, leading to possible GERD or ulcers. The acid issue can be treated by avoiding trigger foods that also affect you, and medications. Controlling anxiety however is the main issue causing your problems, so treating that is paramount. See the Dr. for a good exam, evaluation, and treatment.
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