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Can a generalized anxiety disorder cause excessive belching?

Can a generalized anxiety disorder cause excessive belching?

See below: Belching is the act of expelling air from the stomach through the mouth. It usually occurs when the stomach distends, or expands because of too much swallowed air. Belching releases the air to reduce the distention. You can also have a gas buildup in the stomach from bacteria working on food, which give up for gas. Anxiety can cause just about any physical symptom but it would be uncommon for anxiety to cause excessive belching. If your anxiety includes hyperventilating then that would be a good source of swallowed air, which then could lead to belching. ...Read more

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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Why I am belching, chest pains after I am walking but normal ecg, 2dechoe, stress test I feel so nervous is this related to anxiety disorder?

Why I am belching, chest pains after I am walking but normal ecg, 2dechoe, stress test I feel so nervous is this related to anxiety disorder?

Panic attacks: During a panic attacks, you are likely to experience symptoms similar to a heart attack--shortness of breath, pounding/rapid heart beat, sweating, dizziness, chest pain, nausea, and some even passes out. This tends to get worse because every time it happens you get scared and worry about when the next one will come. It is very treatable--many effective options. Please consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can generalized anxiety disorder cause you to have bad thoughts/intrusive Thoughts??

Can generalized anxiety disorder cause you to have bad thoughts/intrusive Thoughts??

Repetitive thoughts: That you recognize as "bad", discomfiting, annoying or intrusive but are unable to get out of your head are obsessions. Repetitive, seemingly purposeless, simple or complex motor acts that temporarily reduce anxiety caused by obsessions are compulsions. You may have more than one anxiety disorder. Evaluation for OCD, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy & possible medication adjustments are warranted. ...Read more

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I have generalized anxiety disorder, and have had a bad week with anxiety. Could this cause this sudden onset of palpitations?

I have generalized anxiety disorder, and have had a bad week with anxiety. Could this cause this sudden onset of palpitations?

Palpitations: Changes in heart rate, including its getting faster, feeling like it's pounding, and having palpitations, can come from anxiety. If you've never had these before at all, see your physician for a checkup. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause anxiety (from generalized anxiety disorder) to get worse?

Can dehydration cause anxiety (from generalized anxiety disorder) to get worse?

Sure: It just gives you another thing to worry about. Being weak and dizzy causes lots of people to worry. Drink lots of fluids. ...Read more

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Could you please tell me the causes of generalized anxiety disorder and does heredity cause it?

Causes can be varied: The causes for generalized anxiety disorder can be varied. Often the various anxiety disorders run in families, but it is not absolutely clear whether the cause is hereditary or learned behaviors. If your parents tend to be anxious & high strung, they have taught you to relate to the world the same way. ...Read more

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Can depression cause unwanted thoughts/bad thoughts of hurting someone you love I do have generalized anxiety disorder?

Can depression cause unwanted thoughts/bad thoughts of hurting someone you love I do have generalized anxiety disorder?

That might be: More likely with obsessive compulsive disorder. Please let your psychiatrist know about these thoughts promptly so that this can be explored and appropriate intervention can be made. Take care. ...Read more

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I'm scared bc it feels like I have a burp in my throat and I have a slight headache. I already have panic and anxiety disorder so I worry.

I'm scared bc it feels like I have a burp in my throat and I have a slight headache. I already have panic and anxiety disorder so I worry.

Probably nothing new: One of the problems w/ health anxiety is that even if it is quieted one day - the sun comes up tomorrow and there it is again! This is not likely to be anything new - also it doesn't sound too scary. Get that anxiety treated. CBT therapy is my recommendation. It teaches you to avoid, reduce and manage anxiety and will help thru life if you work hard and learn. Worry does nothing good! ...Read more

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What are the causes of generalized anxiety disorder?

What are the causes of generalized anxiety disorder?

Genes & Environment: Complex process: research suggests that part I of gad is a heritable, but nonspecific tendency to manifest an emotional disorder. However, a psychological vulnerability, stress due to life events, the process of anxiety across multiple domains are also required for worry to be the predominant coping mechanism. See barlow (2002) anxiety and is disorders for a beautiful, research supported overview. ...Read more

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What are probable causes generalized anxiety disorder?

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What are probable causes generalized anxiety disorder?

GAD: Genetics, stress, chronic use of alcohol or sedatives, or triggered by tobacco or caffeine dependency. ...Read more

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Can atenolol 25mg cause any harm to me? My doctor assures me it will not harm me. I have GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder)

Can atenolol 25mg cause any harm to me? My doctor assures me it will not harm me. I have GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder)

Unlikely: No worsening of anxiety. It may slow the pulse some and even help with panic attacks. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I have been suffering from anxiety disorder. I get fast heart beats and I burp a lot during an anxiety attack. Can you help me how to resolve this?

Start w med eval: It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed. Cognitive Behavioral therapy can be effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hrs sleep /night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises or meditation. Take care. ...Read more

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After every panic attack, my muscles feel like they are burning and I have internal tremors for days while trying to relax. It gets worse after each attack. Could this be caused by anxiety? I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder.

After every panic attack, my muscles feel like they are burning and I have internal tremors for days while trying to relax. It gets worse after each attack. Could this be caused by anxiety? I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder.

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. There can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, GI symptoms, etc. Please see doctor and then go to a mental health professional to learn ways to deal w/anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have mdd and generalized anxiety disorder. What chemically causes these problems and can it cause a genital herpes outbreak?

I have mdd and generalized anxiety disorder. What chemically causes these problems and can it cause a genital herpes outbreak?

Uncertain: Although monoamines (seritonin, norepinephrine and dopamine) have been theoretically implicated there is no proof of their direct role. Genetic predispositions, life experiences and other factors all seem to be important, but no unifying cause has yet been determined. The role of anxiety in outbreaks of herpes simplex eruptions (oral, genital, etc.) is also unclear although may be one factor. ...Read more

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Throat tightness for days, burning throat after eating, burping. I have an anxiety disorder been stressed/having panic attacks, could it be anxiety?

Throat tightness for days, burning throat after eating, burping. I have an anxiety disorder been stressed/having panic attacks, could it be anxiety?

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. There can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, GI symptoms, etc. Please see doctor and then go to a mental health professional to learn ways to deal w/anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hi. I have suffered from a generalized anxiety disorder coupled for some time. I am on Brintillex but find it makes me depressed. Any advice?

Hi. I have suffered from a generalized anxiety disorder coupled for some time. I am on Brintillex but find it makes me depressed. Any advice?

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support. Medication MAY help but it is not the entire answer. Learning coping skills needed. ...Read more

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What are the criteria for a generalized anxiety disorder?

What are the criteria for a generalized anxiety disorder?

Too long for space: The complete diagnostic and statistical manual criteria for generalized anxiety disorder are too long to write in 400 characters -- but involve chronic worrying, nervousness, and tension. This link lists signs ; symptoms in more detail, and provides more information too: http://www. Helpguide. Org/mental/generalized_anxiety_disorder. Htm. ...Read more

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Generalized anxiety disorder. Where do I start?

Generalized anxiety disorder. Where do I start?

Good therapist...: Psychotherapy should be an essential part of your treatment plan. You will get to listen to your emotional self & understand what the anxiety is about & heal/grow/adjust accordingly... U could discuss the potential benefit of meds with ur therapist, but if at all possible & bearable, visit a few times in therapy prior to introducing meds to the mix. U wanna listen to the anxiety before u numb it! ...Read more

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Generalized anxiety disorder, where to get help?

Generalized anxiety disorder, where to get help?

Generalized Anxiety: Disorder. You could be helped with psychotherapy. Contact a mental health clinic, psychiatrist or psychologist in your area. They will help diagnose your issues, decide if medications are needed and develop a treatment plan. You do not have to live your life w' excessive anxiety. Reach out and start living a fuller life. ...Read more

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What medications can I get for generalized anxiety disorder?

GAD Tx: Medications such as SSRI's or SNRI's may be used. Benzodiazapines are sometimes used as well. ...Read more

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I have generalized anxiety disorder. Is it normal to forget how normal body functions feel?

Yes, it is common: People with anxiety often focus so much on the slightest sensation in their bodies. Often, they may even exacerbate normal functions and convince themsleves that something very bad is happening to their bodies. A lot of anxiety can also make people "feel" symptoms that have no match with the body's anatomy or physiology. Usually, effectively treating anxiety will make this a lot better. ...Read more

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Is generalized anxiety disorder a real mental illness?

Is generalized anxiety disorder a real mental illness?

Absolutely: It is often easy to dismiss anxiety as a trivial problem--unless you've experienced yourself. Quite famous people have been incapacitated by anxiety ranging from specific phobias to generalized fears. Howard hughes probably is the most well known example. ...Read more

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What are the best natural ways to combat generalized anxiety disorder?

What are the best natural ways to combat generalized anxiety disorder?

Psychotherapy!: I think of psychotherapy as a natural way... To explore & resolve underlying issues... Find a good psychotherapist, engage in the process wholeheartedly & openly... You might also want to check out this self help tool, tapping/eft (www. Eftuniverse. Com)
wishing you well... ...Read more

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What are the relations between generalized anxiety disorder and asperger's syndrome?

What are the relations between generalized anxiety disorder and asperger's syndrome?

Aspergers: Aspergers and anxiety can and often do co-exist. Aspies can have a more intense fight or flight response than other folks. But they can also be more sensitive to their environments which can trigger anxiety (temperature, sounds, chane, etc...) here is autism spectrum and aspergers in 8 mins. Check it!
http://youtu. Be/xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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I have generalized anxiety disorder and am terrified of taking presription meds - what do I do?

I have generalized anxiety disorder and am terrified of taking presription meds - what do I do?

Psychotherepy: Psychotherapy has been proven to be helpful in anxiety but will also help you address your fears about medication use. ...Read more

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Am I paranoid too or is it just my generalized anxiety disorder?

Am I paranoid too or is it just my generalized anxiety disorder?

Without: Specifics it would be hard to say. Usually, however, gad does not involve true paranoia. ...Read more

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My mom gets generalized anxiety disorder, so am I likely to get it later?

My mom gets generalized anxiety disorder, so am I likely to get it later?

Unlikely: There is no familial connection with generalized anxiety disorder. However, first-degree relatives have a higher rate of mood and anxiety disorders. ...Read more

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Could ativan (lorazepam) be safe to use long-term to treat generalized anxiety disorder?

Not the best choice: While ativan is effective in reducting feelings of anxiety, it is also both short actiing and habit forming. This makes it the sort of medicine that you may develop a tolerance to, and it is also a medication that you need to wean off of. Benzos are never the best choice. Talk to your doc about soemthing like Buspar (buspirone) or another antidepressant. They do not carry these risks. ...Read more

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What do you do if you have generalized anxiety disorder and are terrified of taking prescription meds?

What do you do if you have generalized anxiety disorder and are terrified of taking prescription meds?

Get in Psychotherapy: That is the central element of gad treatment; meds are not necessary, they are just helpful at times in bringing down the intensity of the anxiety, while the exploratory therapy is underway; however, if you're that terrified of the meds at this time and would rather do it without, then you definitely can (it may be harder but doable); nothing wrong with changing your mind either... Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do about generalized anxiety disorder - irritability?

What to do about generalized anxiety disorder - irritability?

Help!: See a psychiatrist so he can get to the root of your problem. ...Read more

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How do you treat generalized anxiety disorder?

The best treatment: For gad is a combination of medications and therapy. ...Read more

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How do you define generalized anxiety disorder?

How do you define generalized anxiety disorder?

Unwarranted worrying: Generalized anxiety disorder (gad) refers to people who worry about lots and lots of things rather than specific things such as flying or insects. They feel worried, tense, and irritable more often than not beyond what is warranted objectively, with symptoms such as restlessness, poor conentration, and poor sleep. Some physical illnesses can cause gad but typically there is no known cause. ...Read more

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Natural ways to treat generalized anxiety disorder?

Natural ways to treat generalized anxiety disorder?

Life style change: Regular meals, enough rest, sport, hobbies such as music, self help books, are some of the ways. ...Read more

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Is generalized anxiety disorder a medical disability?

Is generalized anxiety disorder a medical disability?

No: Almost all people with generalized anxiety disorder can be treated and are able to work and live quality, productive lives. ...Read more

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What to do if I got generalized anxiety disorder (gad)?

What to do if I got generalized anxiety disorder (gad)?

Get help: Seek help from a psychologist and/ or a psychiatrist. A combination of psychotherapy and medication can help you overcome your anxiety. ...Read more

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How do I lessen my symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder?

How do I lessen my symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder?

CBT and meditation: CBT-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can be very effective and you can do it yourself with the Companion app for iPhone which you can get
at: www. Companionapproach. Com I highly recommend it. Meditation with the breath is relaxing and helps reduce anxiety. I highly recommend SPIRE which is a tiny device you wear. You can find it at: http://bit. Ly/28W8bpB ...Read more

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What can generalized anxiety disorder lead to if not treated?

GAD: It becomes chronic, with avoidance leading to more anticipatory anxiety leading to more physical symptoms. ...Read more

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Belching (Definition)

Belching (big burps) is a symptom in which a person forces air noisily from his stomach out through his mouth. Belching can be due to too much air or gas in the stomach. Sometimes, people purposely swallow air and belch it back ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

A mental health disorder characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety, or fear that are strong enough to interfere ...Read more