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A 33-year-old member asked:

What are some common causes of digestive problems related to stress?

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Causes: Your response to stress can affect your nervous system which in turn influence the way your digestion works through the vagus nerve and endocrine changes.
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A 20-year-old member asked:

Can stress cause any health problems?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 48 years experience
Yes: Many diseases can be caused or aggravated by stress. Some are: heart attacks/ headaches/ anxiety/ ibs etc.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

Can stress and thinking too much cause digestive problems?

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Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Absolutely: The digestive system is very sensitive to stress in many people. From top to bottom, symptoms can include nausea, lack of appetite, stomach pains, stomach gurgling, diarrhea or constipation. It's best to manage the stress itself; in the meantime you might try over-the-counter digestive aids like pepto-bismol. See a doctor if symptoms are severe or persist.
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