Dr. Oz: Nervous Stomach
Dr. Oz talked to Grace about her nervous stomach on his show today. She said her nervous stomach is a feeling of always having butterflies in her belly. Sometimes, she has to rush to the bathroom. She said her nervous stomach is caused by stress and anxiety. She worries about her kids, her health, and her finances. Now, Grace’s daughter is starting to feel nervous in her stomach and Grace worries her daughter is inheriting it from her.
Grace doesn’t venture out with her kids as much as she wants because of her anxiety and nervous stomach. She’s tried thinking positive, meditation, and a special supplement to relax her. But her feeling always comes back.
Dr. Oz: Dealing With Stomach Issues Since High School
Grace said she’s had this issue since her teens. She had to bow out of her PSATs because she got sick right before them. She’s been to a few doctors and she’s taking the supplement, but she hasn’t really found a good answer. She wants to defeat this once and for all because it can be very debilitating.
Dr. Oz: Anxiety Can Cause a Sour Stomach
Dr. Oz talked to Dr. Roshini Raj, a gastroenterologist, about this issue in order to get Grace help. Dr. Raj said that our gut is like our second brain. The same neurotransmitters that are released in our brain when we’re nervous are also acting on our intestines. This can be a good thing. It’s where “gut instinct” comes from.
But if your brain and you intestines are too sensitive, it can become a problem. This can cause the nervous stomach and cause a problem all the time.
Dr. Oz: How Anxiety Affects the Intestines
When you’re very stressed out, this can cause your intestines to contract. This moves things through your body and it cause the runs. If your anxiety shocks your intestines, you can feel bloated and constipated. Finally, anxiety and stress can cause the stomach not to empty the way it should, leading to nausea. This is a terrible triple threat you don’t want to be dealing with all the time. Each problem requires a different solution.
Grace has an issue with diarrhea, so Dr. Oz found two other women to fit the other symptoms. Sybil worries about her children all the time, leading to constipation. She goes to the bathroom maybe once a week. Another woman named Debra has nausea all the time. She overthinks things and worries about her work and her family.
Luckily for these women, Dr. Oz had a solution for all of them, a special plan to end nervous stomach.