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Thursday, 26 April 2018
Tips On How To Deal With A Nervous Stomach
Lots of reactions in our bodies are linked to how our minds are feeling. Emotions have a huge effect on our health. A nervous stomach is one example of how this might manifest itself in the form of an illness. Several articles note, doctors may refer to a nervous stomach if a person is having symptoms, such as nausea or bloating, that are unrelated to any gastrointestinal condition.*
Treatments for a nervous stomach often include techniques to reduce anxiety and stress. Some symptoms and remedies are outlined in this article.
A nervous stomach may cause bloating, nausea, and diarrhoea.
Often it can mirror the symptoms of some gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. These include conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease or gastroenteritis.
Symptoms associated with nervous stomach include:
· delayed gastric emptying
Many articles note the gastrointestinal system has its own nervous system called the enteric nervous system. Nerve endings in the stomach are designed to respond to stress hormones transmitted from the brain. This is part of the "fight-or-flight" response, which causes stress hormones to signal the stomach to slow down so that more blood can pump to the heart, lungs, and muscles.
· Meditation: Meditation can reduce anxiety and stress by enhancing a person's focus. Meditating involves sitting or lying down in a quiet room and focusing on one's breathing. Taking 10 to 15 minutes a day for meditation can help a person reduce their nervous stomach symptoms.
· Foods: Avoid foods that can worsen a nervous stomach. Examples of these include dairy products and caffeinated beverages, such as coffee, chocolate, fizzy drinks, and tea.
· Stress-relieving activities: Engaging in activities that help reduce stress, such as exercising, reading, listening to music, or talking to friends, can help. Sometimes a giving yourself less tasks in a day can also minimise stress levels.
· Use natural remedies: These include ginger and peppermint, which can be taken in supplement form on a daily basis. Probiotics can also help balance out stomach bacteria which can also cause issues.
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*Medical News Today, by Timothy J. Legg, PhD, CRNP