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Can Anxiety Cause Stomach Bloating
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
Yes and No: ? can constipation cause nauseous & cramps. Symptoms oft associated w. irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) & poor AM appetite. I have observed in dozens of young male extreme sport enthusiasts; permanently injured their pelvic girdles from severe falls. My theory that sacroiliac joint (SIJ) subluxation impinges presacral autonomic nerves; thereby disrupting intestinal motility. ? Osteopath ? Cannabis. ...Read more
Some circumstances: Indigestion describes an upset stomach; constipation relates to infrequent stooling. There is little likelihood of a cause & effect relationship. However, many patients with indigestion reach for remedies that may be constipating (e.g. Calcium or aluminum-based antacids). Also, global dysfunction of transit through the gut would result in both symptoms due to a slow emptying stomach & colon. ...Read more
Well..it may cause..: For example: heartburn can be perceived as a possible heart attack and thus can cause the person to be nervous/anxious/scared, but this just means it can trigger those symptoms, not causing the anxiety disorder itself. Having underlying anxiety disorder and having certain illnesses can make the anxiety worse over time. If severe/persistent, you can develop anxiety/depressive disorder. Consult doc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably: Both anxiety and gastritis can cause gas. Anxiety attacks can lead to accidental swallowing of air from hyperventilation. That air has no where to go but down and can becomes flatulence. Gastritis can cause gas if the cause of the gastritis produces gas. Certain bacteria produce gas as an effect of their normal metabolism. If they are the source of the gastritis then they too can cause flatulence. ...Read more
Yes.: Stress causes sympathetic nervous system activation; leading to a reduction of blood to the stomach and kidneys and activation of the large muscle groups. Hence bloating, growling, and headaches. Learn how to relax and let go of stress by altering ones thinking and ones apprehensiveness by learning coping techniques. For more info read Hans Selye's "Stress". You can get better. ...Read more
YES!: Pmdd (premenstrual dysphoric disorder) is a depressive-like illness commonly brought on by the hormonal changes from the ovaries just before a period. These same hormone changes alter gut movement, and can cause bloating, belching, heartburn, and fullness. These can also be the signs of gallbladder disease, ulcers, or other GI problems. See your doctor if they persist beyond premenstual time. ...Read more
Can severe stress/anxiety cause upset stomach, nausea, stomach gurgling, bloating & a burning pain in stomach? What can I do to help these symptoms?
Yes: Yes stress can certainly trigger an upset stomach. You might be struggling with acid indigestion ("dyspepsia"), heartburn (gastroesophageal reflux disease"), or irritable bowel syndrome. Avoid caffeine, mint, tomatoes, citrus, tobacco, carbonated drinks and anything else that you find worsens your discomfort. Stress reduction, antacids, and dietary changes as I mentioned all can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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