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Why does anxiety make me so sick to stomach?

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Dr. TRUC DAO
Psychiatry
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In brief: Anxiety +organic sys

When the brain is tense, the whole body tenses up as one big unit.
The heart races, all muscles tense up resulting in increased temp, , lungs rythm increases, stomach contracts stronger + secretes more acid, the intestins moves faster (stools move so fast they are not dried up before coming out = diarrhea). Some people's stomach churns much more than other organs, then ulcers form...

In brief: Anxiety +organic sys

When the brain is tense, the whole body tenses up as one big unit.
The heart races, all muscles tense up resulting in increased temp, , lungs rythm increases, stomach contracts stronger + secretes more acid, the intestins moves faster (stools move so fast they are not dried up before coming out = diarrhea). Some people's stomach churns much more than other organs, then ulcers form...
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Dr. Joseph Boland
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Adrenaline

Anxiety, especially with panic attacks, can cause stomach acid and pain.
Anxiety is a form of fear that creates that fight or flight response. Unfortunately, most of us create this response when we are perfectly safe and do not need the rush of adrenaline to flee danger. Therapy can help us control this response.

In brief: Adrenaline

Anxiety, especially with panic attacks, can cause stomach acid and pain.
Anxiety is a form of fear that creates that fight or flight response. Unfortunately, most of us create this response when we are perfectly safe and do not need the rush of adrenaline to flee danger. Therapy can help us control this response.
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