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Is your stomach the first organ to be affected by stress?

You know that stomachache you have right now? Yeah, it's probably stress.

Stomach pain and stress are linked in several ways.

Stress can cause stomach pain and make existing stomach problems worse.

Stress is a common trigger for gastrointestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). People with IBS often experience cramping, bloating or diarrhea after eating foods that are highly processed or fatty. In some cases, stress may be an underlying factor contributing to these symptoms.

You know just how debilitating it can be. The pain is often accompanied by nausea, bloating, diarrhea, and sometimes vomiting. Research shows that stomach problems are one of the most common reasons for missing work or school.

And that's a problem because stress can make your stomachache worse. It's an energy-draining cycle: you're stressed out because your stomach hurts, and then the pain makes you feel more stressed, which makes your stomach hurt more. And on and on until you can't take it anymore and go to bed early—which means more sleep deprivation, more stress… and more stomachache!

A few tips for managing stress include getting enough sleep; taking some downtime for yourself each day; exercising regularly; eating healthy foods that provide energy without causing mood swings; connecting with family members or friends who are supportive during difficult times; joining support groups online where people share their experiences related to similar issues as yours so you don't feel alone in struggling through them—and seeking professional help when necessary!

So what do you do when you're in pain? You reach for the nearest over-the-counter medication—right? Well… maybe not! There are other treatment options available to you that can help ease those symptoms without any negative side effects. Acupuncture is one such option that has been shown to help with many digestive disorders by improving blood circulation throughout your body and decreasing inflammation at the cellular level.

If this sounds like something that might be able to help ease your symptoms, don't wait another second: book an appointment today!

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