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Does sorbitol cause an upset stomach?

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Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 37 years experience
Dose dependant: A small dose of sorbitol will likely cause no stomach upset, while a large dose that causes a laxative effect may cause a lot of stomach upset.

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A 48-year-old female asked:

What causes an nervous / upset stomach?

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Adrenalin: When people are anxious, the brain initiates a "fight or flight" response--as though one is being physically threatened. Hormones in the bloodstream (and direct nervous system connections) cause many physical changes associated with survival. One is to try to empty the stomach. Sir laurence olivier had such bad stage fright he threw up before every performance!
A 41-year-old member asked:

What can cause an upset stomach so often?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Can you be more...: ...specific? By "upset stomach" do you mean nausea, fullness, achiness, indigestion, stabbing pain, etc? And where in your abdomen do you localize your distress please?

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