Virtually all types of anxiety, from Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) to Panic Disorder, include physical symptoms, such as stomach problems.
Stomach problems can include:
These problems can be mild to severe. For some, a feeling of butterflies in the stomach may precede social events or situations that may produce anxiety. For others stomachaches and nausea may interfere with the ability to carry out daily tasks, rendering someone incapacitated.
Obviously, treatment to help would first and foremost include treatment for the anxiety disorder. By effectively treating the underlying cause of stomach problems, symptoms such as nausea and diarrhea should be reduced or disappear. However, beginning treatment for anxiety does not immediately relieve symptoms and stomach problems may continue for months.
Diarrhea is characterized by loose or watery stools. It can also include abdominal cramping, bloating...
Can Are my frequent headaches and stomach pains related?
Hi, I am a 21-year old female who suffers from many headaches. It seems like I have been battling headaches for as long as I remember. When I was younger, I would get such bad headaches that I would cry all night long because I was in so much pain, enough that I wouldn't get any sleep. At that time, my family doctor told me that the cause of my headaches was my lack of vision and that I needed glasses. Now, I have been wearing glasses for over 15 years, and my headaches are still very present. And that's the least of it because I often get very bad migraines as well. They are bad enough that I feel dizzy, nauseous, and basically I am in a lot of pain. Light bothers me, loud noises bother me, and etc. For a 21-year old, I may be wrong, but it doesn't seem right. I shouldn't be getting so many headaches/migraines right? It's almost daily now, and that's not all as well. Now when I get my headaches, I have a ...
Definition The stomach acid test is used to measure the quantity and acidity of stomach contents. Alternative Names Gastric acid secretion test How the test is performed After not eating for a period of time, fluid is all that remains in the stomach. This fluid can be removed via a tube inserted into the stomach through the esophagus (food pipe). To test the ability of cells in the stomach to release acid, gastrin may be injected just under the skin, into a muscle, or into a vein. The stomach contents are then removed and analyzed. How to prepare for the test You will be asked not to eat or drink for 4 - 6 hours before the test. How the test will feel You may notice some discomfort or a gagging feeling as the tube is passed through your nose or mouth, and down your esophagus. Why the test is performed This test may be used for a number of reasons: To check if anti-ulcer medications are working To check if material is coming back up from the small intestine To test for the cause of ulcers
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