Acid Reflux and Stress
Physicians and sufferers have long since noticed that symptoms and their severity increases significantly in individuals that are going through stressful situations for prolonged periods of time. It may be the result of behavior modifications.
It may also be because stress sometimes causes the stomach to empty at a slower rate, keeping the acid that causes your symptoms around longer. Until medicine has something in black and white, there are things you need to be aware of in order to empower yourself.
Whether the correlation between acid reflux and your stress level is direct or indirect, the link and its importance cannot be argued.
During stressful times your acid reflux symptoms may worsen because:
It’s not all in your head. Acid reflux and stress are related---directly OR indirectly. By staying tuned to the way that your body reacts to certain situations you will be better equipped to handle the problems that are brought on by stress. If you are at a loss as to what triggers your symptoms during stressful periods, start a journal.
Make sure you are very detailed as you record the foods you eat, the time of day that you eat, any behavioral changes, changes in your daily schedule or routine and the state of your emotions. If you are thorough, your recordings will point you in the right direction.
You will be able to reflect upon your journal and find the point of disconnect. If you can first find out what triggers your symptoms you will be able to eliminate stress and acid reflux or, if they cannot be completely done away with, you can train your body how to react to them.
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