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Herman, MN
A 40-year-old female asked:

why does my anxiety cause me to have flatulence? i don't hyperventilate with my anxiety. i'm confused

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Dr. Linda Tao
Dr. Linda Tao answered
Cardiology 35 years experience
Brain gut connection: Our guy and brain are intimately connected by many nerve fibers. When you are under stress or experience anxiety this can affect your gut motility, and in your case increase flatulence. Stress reduction techniques including restorative yoga, meditation, mindfulness, breathing techniques can all help. Good luck !

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Last updated Dec 13, 2014

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