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Stress Stomach Ache
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
It can.: So can other causes. Important to check with your doctor about why you have them. It could be serious. But back to the question, the gastrointestinal system has it's own 'nervous system' and can perceive your stress level and will react to it accordingly, Irritable Bowel Syndrome is highly associated to stress, and has symptoms similar to the ones you are describing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stress/dyspepsia: I can imagine how stressful it must be. Grown ups do part ways sometimes and it is nto your fault. The best you can do is to stay neutral and give emotional support to both parents as they are also going thru a lot. Try otc 75 mg zantac (ranitidine) twice a day for a few weeks. If it gets worse, you should see a doctor. ...Read more
I'm 3 days late and only having mild cramps but also stomach aches. Bf and i had protected sex on the 11th of april 2014? Am i just stressed or preg?
Too soon: It is common for stress to affect your cycle. But pregnancy is always a possibility, even with protection. If your only intercourse was 4/11, then an over the counter pregnancy test may not be accurate yet. Wait until 4/25, and if no period yet, take a preg test with your first morning urine. ...Read more
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, digestive issues, etc. Please see your doctor and, if this continues, a clinical psychologist. ...Read more
Depends: Stomach aches after eating can be from eating too much, eating something that disagrees with you because you can not tolerate it, causes reflux or gastritis (inflammation of the stomach). Try writing down what you eat to see ify ou can track it. The most common food intolerances are to dairy and gluten so do an elimination diet for 3 weeks without them and see how you feel. And see your doctor. ...Read more
Does SAM-e cause stomach aches? Does it work for anxiety? Would like to try a more natural approach to anxiety.
Not for anxiety: SAM-e is indicated for mild depression but not anxiety. There are no effective /safe herbals for anxiety. Kava kava used to be on the market but it can cause liver damage so it is NOT safe. The best natural methods for anxiety include meditation, yoga, journaling, and just plain exercise. Good luck! ...Read more
Many things: "stomach ache" means different things to different people, so a doctor will ask a patient to describe in his or her own words what it means. It can be dull pain, crampy pain, sharp pain, burning pain, bloating (distention), or just some discomfort; located in the stomach area (upper abdomen) or anywhere in the abdomen. Some people refer to the entire abdomen as the "stomach". ...Read more
Must Diagnose First: I'm afraid that we are unable to treat what we haven't diagnosed. There are many different causes of abdominal pain, each with different ways to treat. If your pain is persistent, severe, associated w/high fever+/-vomiting, you should seek hands-on medical attention. We can then sort out the cause and get you well. Good luck. ...Read more
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