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Can stress cause gas?

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Dr. Emmett Miller
Psychiatry
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In brief: Indeed it can

Stress, the nonspecific set of reactions to what your brain perceives as a threat or a demand, causes alterations in blood flow, directing it away from the digestive organs.
This disrupts digestion. In addition, there is often tension and spasmodic contraction of the large bowel, and even some inflammation that can occur. These and other effects can change the bacterial processes and result in gas.

In brief: Indeed it can

Stress, the nonspecific set of reactions to what your brain perceives as a threat or a demand, causes alterations in blood flow, directing it away from the digestive organs.
This disrupts digestion. In addition, there is often tension and spasmodic contraction of the large bowel, and even some inflammation that can occur. These and other effects can change the bacterial processes and result in gas.
Dr. Emmett Miller
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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Swallowing air

Stress can lead to more air swallowing.
Usually leads to belching. But can cause distinction and discomfort too.

In brief: Swallowing air

Stress can lead to more air swallowing.
Usually leads to belching. But can cause distinction and discomfort too.
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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