How do emotions affect your stomach?
From euphoria to anxiety, the emotions you feel impact your stomach and your mind, as they're both connected. In various life situations, your stomach could reflect those emotions by causing you stomach pain.
New opportunities and presentation deadlines can make you feel overwhelmed and your stomach suffers from it.
Projects, deadlines and tests can be too much at the same time and can give you lower belly pain
The nerves and anxiety that come from making sure you can pay your bills and buy all necessary ítems can feel like a knot in your stomach.
- How does it affect me?
The emotions you feel have an effect on your stomach
TThe brain and the gut are directly connected through the vagus nerve. This connection, called the Gut-Brain axis, links the 500 million neurons in the belly to the 100 billion neurons in the brain, occurs in both directions. That means that if something happens in one of them, the other one reacts. Feeling intense emotions will have an effect on your body and mind.
Tips and suggestions
Strike a balance
Pay attention to the connection between your stomach and your brain: by taking care of one, you're taking care of the other.
Don't neglect your body
There are situations that can cause pain on your lower stomach. Listen to your body and learn how to soothe it.
Avoid stressful situations
Identify those intense moments or emotions that cause stomach cramps and avoid them.
Certain probiotics help protect your stomach.
Understand a bit more about emotions
How do emotions affect IBS?
Intense emotions or stress can cause discomfort in the belly, so it could become a factor that causes pain if you have IBS.
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