Why do I get diarrhea when I’m nervous?
Why it happens.
Diarrhea, along with other digestive problems that often accompany anxiety, can happen because of the connection between your gut and your brain, known as the gut-brain axis.
The axis connects your central nervous system to your enteric nervous system (ENS), which acts as your gut’s nervous system.
How do you calm a nervous stomach?
A nervous stomach can often be treated with home and natural remedies, as well as lifestyle changes.
- Try herbal remedies.
- Avoid caffeine, especially coffee.
- Practice deep breathing, mindfulness, and meditation.
- Try calming diffuser oils or incenses.
- Find space for yourself to relax.
Can anxiety cause stomach problems?
People feel the effects of stress and anxiety in many ways. Anxiety can worsen symptoms of abdominal cramps and pain and make you literally feel sick to your stomach. But when is it more than just an upset stomach? Millions suffer from gastrointestinal problems, including irritable bowel syndrome.
Can stress cause chronic diarrhea?
Stress can exacerbate digestive diseases like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). There are several forms of IBS, including IBS-D (IBS that causes diarrhea) and IBS-C (which causes constipation), and stress is often a trigger that can bring on symptoms, Dr. Kirsh says.