Anxiety is a shockingly complex disorder, and this one can completely change your body’s chemistry. The stress and anxiety can lead to different issues. One of the most common issues is stomach pain. Stomach pain, stomach cramping and intestinal discomfort these are hard to describe, can all be the result of persistent anxiety. In fact, there are even more health conditions that are anxiety based. Abdominal pain is also caused by stress and it doesn’t have any physical cause. Studies show that stomach pain is caused by emotional and mental stress, which the body translates into physical symptoms, just like the feeling of having butterflies in the stomach when you have a big test or an important meeting. Abdominal pain is a common physical symptom of mental or emotional stress.
Stomach pain often occurs when you eat something unhygienic, but stomach pain may be the result of anxiety, especially if that anxiety causes a great deal of stress or tension. Abdominal pain is not a serious condition, but it can be very bothersome. Because abdominal pain is caused by stress and anxiety, it usually can be treated with medications. When there is a long period of stress that doesn’t go away then doing relaxation exercise, talking to friends or discussing your problems with your family members and listening to good music is one of the best ways to decrease your stress.
If you have anxiety, stomach pain can occur at any time. However many people experience stomach pain during panic attacks. The exact link between an anxiety attack, stress and stomach pain is not clear yet, other than that the fact- during a panic attack your body is under a considerable amount of stress and your hormones are often overdriven. In addition, those with anxiety attacks are prone to hyperventilation, which may lead to bloating which can cause stomach pain. Have you ever thought of why do our feelings sometimes make us sick? Our lives are filled with emotions, from anger to shame and fear to delight. Each of these emotions causes complex physical responses. For example, when we are angry, our heart rate increases, adrenalines flows, blood pressure spikes. Anxiety and stress related stomach pain is not the result of your diet although; there are some diets and sedentary lifestyles that may increase the risk of anxiety. Healthy eating is one of the best ways to stay healthy. Try to eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grain carbohydrates and water.
To reduce stress and manage digestive problems, try to consider counseling to deal with what is bothering you, try cognitive therapy, keep a journal of what is stressing you, don’t take on more than you can handle, say no when need to, prioritize your responsibilities and put problems in prospective or stay positive about the good things in your life.