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Acid Reflux Caused By Stress
I never had acid reflux before till I've been extremely stressed could this be the cause? I have been stressed to tears for the past 2 weeks!
Yes: It can certainly contribute.Get a more detailed answer ›
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
Can stress and anxiety cause similar symptoms to acid reflux? If so, does this explain why ppis may have less effect on some people?
Anx -> reflux: Stress and anxiety can cause acid reflux itself, so the stomach symptoms may be exactly the same as reflux due to other causes. To the best of my knowledge, the cause of acid reflux has no bearing on how ppis work, but a GI specialist may have a better answer for this part of your question. ...Read more
Tightness in throat, feels like something in there, constant swallowing, caused by stress or acid reflux? I've been more down and stressed lately
Having freq. Bowel movements(min 3, max 7) for the last 14yrs with slight pain at the lower ab.I've acid reflux, gas, bloating issues every other day.What cud the cause?It happens irrespective of stress.
Please help, how much of my acid reflux is due to stress and please help, how much is due to what i ate?
Both contribute: Stress and food type both contribute to ger. Also what you eat, including caffeine, alcohol, acidic foods, greasy foods when you eat, such as later in day and before laying down make sure you are doing things to stay healthy otherwise, including not being overweight, getting regular exercise if you are on meds, ask doc whether they could be contributing to ger best wishes! ...Read more
Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more
Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more
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