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10 Most Common Anxiety Symptoms

  1. 8 Digestive Problems


    The mind and the gut have a strong connection. Both are affected by the same hormones and neurotransmitters, both are extremely sensitive to stress and changes in those chemical patterns. That is why, when you have anxiety, stomach problems are incredibly common.

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a condition characterised by stomach aches, cramping, bloating, excess gas, constipation and/or diarrhea is basically an anxiety in the digestive tract. IBS isn't always related to anxiety, but the two often occur together and can make each other worse.

    Anxiety also releases a great deal of adrenaline. And adrenaline changes the way the body processes nutrients, especially glucose. Whenever your body nutrient processing changes, it has the potential to affect you overall digestion and stomach comfort. Anxiety may also affect your levels of stomach acid. 

    Breathing exercises, your diet and exercise are three key things you should look in to to try and ease any digestive problems associated with anxiety.

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