Show 168 Abdominal Bloat Blues With A Side of Anxiety

One of the thing you might experience with an anxiety condition is the bloat. Specifically abdominal bloating. And one of the ways that you get the bloat is by sucking in too much air or your have a combination of air, fermented food or gas in your stomach.

How did that air get in there? There are some possible reasons:

For some of us, it is that choking sensation and you are trying to get in enough air and you are taking it in via your nose and mouth.

Another possible cause is emotional eating. For some of us, it is woofing down our food to feel better at a high rate of speed. So in this episode, what you can do about the bloat.

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 

Abdominal Bloating Medical Encyclopedia page at Medline Plus, gives definition and a list of causes for the bloat.

Harvard Health page on Gas and Flatulence, the foods that can cause it and what to do about it.

SoYummy's page on 7 Surprising Ways Drinking From A Straw Could Be Ruining Your Health


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