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Is there a link between stress and belching?

Is there a link between stress and 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. Some things that may help in belching. Tried to be aware of how much air swallowing. Try to chew food completely before swallowing it so that the stomach will have smaller particles for the bacteria to give off gas with. Excessive exercise can also lead to belching. And sometimes relief can be obtained with anti-acids; H2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

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


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Is there a link between angina and excessive belching (burping)?

Is there a link between angina and excessive belching (burping)?

Possible : One if the rare symptoms of angina is dyspepsia, indigestion and belching. Most common is chest pain that radiates to neck and shoulder or heaviness in the chest. If one has risk factors like high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, overweight, smoking and family historyi, then belching should not be ignored. ...Read more

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Is there a link between anxiety and changes in stools?

Is there a link between anxiety and changes in stools?

Oh yes: The same neurotransmiiters and receptors in the brain (serotonin, Dopamine and others) also occur in the gut. Some people get loose stools with anxiety, or frequent stools, some get constipated (more common with depression); "butterflies in the stomach", being "scared -----" show the effects of mental state on gut function. ...Read more

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Is there a link between bulimia and kleptomania?

Is there a link between bulimia and kleptomania?

Impulse control: Possibly. Both could be seen as impulse control disorders, although bulimia is an eating disorder. Underlying is a sense of not having enough and needing more that is driven by dysregulation of impulse control. ...Read more

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Is there a link between insomnia and kleptomania?

Is there a link between insomnia and kleptomania?

None I know of: To my knowledge, there is no link at all between problems sleeping and a compulsion to steal things. The former is much more common than the latter, and possibly someone with kleptomania will have trouble sleeping because of guilt or fear of being caught. But insomnia definitely is not a cause of kelptmania. ...Read more

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Is there a link between anxiety and thyroid disease?

Is there a link between anxiety and thyroid disease?

Thyroid: The presence of thyroid disease is associated with the onset of a number of mental health disorders. Anxiety is one of those. There is no evidence that anxiety causes thyroid disease. ...Read more

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Is there a link between joint pain and bad circulation?

Is there a link between joint pain and bad circulation?

relationship?: If the pain is limited only to the joints, then very unlikely. Effects of bad circulation would be seen at the farthest point away from the circulation such as the toes and feet. Bad circulation would not present in the middle of an extremity. Based on your age, are more likely diagnosis would be arthritis. ...Read more

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Is there a correlation between nosepicking and psycholsis?

Is there a correlation between nosepicking and psycholsis?

Nose Picking: Research studies indicate that at least 90% of adults do pick their noses, and in most it's "just a habit." there are some, though, in whom the behavior becomes compulsive, extremely time consuming and even physically injurious -- meriting the name "rhinotillexomania." many of the people whose nose-picking becomes physically dangerous (nosebleeds, infections, even self-mutilation) are psychotic. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between excessive vertigo and cancer?

Is there a connection between excessive vertigo and cancer?

Can be : If the cancer metastasizes to brain, or if infiltrates brain coverings (carcinomatous meningitis), vertigo can be a symptom. But also, cancer medicines have adverse effects, and may provoke dizziness and vertigo. Lastly, there are what we term paraneoplastic syndromes which cause vertigo indirectly via antibodies, such as ovarian or lung cancers. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between GERD and hypoglycemia?

Is there a relationship between GERD and hypoglycemia?

No: Not that I am aware of-only reason would be if there not enough sugar intake because of vomiting or nausea from gerd. ...Read more

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Is there a link between estrogen and GI issues/pancreatitis?

Is there a link between estrogen and GI issues/pancreatitis?

Obesity: both raises estrogen and increases risk of gallstones. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet for some entertaining thoughts on obesity ...Read more

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Is there a correlation between exercising and acne?

Is there a correlation between exercising and acne?

Yes: I can tell when somebody's a bodybuilder who does bench presses by the acne over the shoulder blades ("acne mechanica"). Really. Truth be told, though, there's no reason to be asking this, as all acne should be manageable with today's rx's. I'd encourage you to stay fit for its own sake, and if it exacerbates your acne, manage it with a good prescription medication your physician can give you. ...Read more

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Is there a link between cannabis and depression?

Is there a link between cannabis and depression?

Link does exist: Chronic cannabis use has been associated with depression and other mood disorders. (adverse effects of cannabis on health: an update of the literature since 1996. Kalant h. Prog neuropsychopharmacol biol psychiatry. 2004;28(5):849). Those who self-treat depressive symptoms with cannabis can end up making the mood worse. ...Read more

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Is there a link between orgasm and hypothyroid?

Not really: No there is no link between orgasm and hypothyroid. ...Read more

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Is there a link between intelligence and test anxiety?

Is there a link between intelligence and test anxiety?

Unsure but...: I am unaware of, for example, research that demonstrates that smarter people have more or less test anxiety 'on average.' however, there is a law of performance in psychology that states that if you have insufficient or excessive anxiety, you will do not do as well as if you had possessed moderate, manageable anxiety. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between heartburn and gerd?

Is there a difference between heartburn and gerd?

Yes: Heartburn is a common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd). Not all heartburn is gerd( 95%+ is) and not everyone with gerd has heartburn. ...Read more

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Is there a link between raynaud syndrome and palpitations?

Is there a link between raynaud syndrome and palpitations?

Palpitations: There is no direct link between the syndrome and palpitations but it wouldn't be the least unusual for both to coexist in the same patient. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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