Mental health distress can wreak havoc on your physical health. Many mental health clients who seek Dr. Phillip's anxiety therapy report Gastrointestinal problems. Symptoms related to poor gut health are becoming more commonly associated with anxious individuals than ever before. It is true that quite often gastrointestinal distress can be attributed to physical reasons such as food intake, and chronic and genetic issues, but triggers can also point to mental health issues as well.
Anxiety therapists in Dr. Phillips have noted that a common area for individuals to feel anxiety is in their stomach and lower intestines. It normally feels as a tightening or a “blockage” of some sorts which could indicate that you are experiencing anxiety, stress, or a feeling of being overwhelmed.
When this gastrointestinal reaction happens, it’s hard not to panic but there are ways to alleviate the symptoms. Try these four techniques for physical relief:
If you would like to know more about how to cope with anxiety, reach out to a certified anxiety therapist in Dr. Phillips at Orlando Thrive Therapy to get started on your mental health wellness journey today.
Heather Oller is the owner and founder of Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching, and Counseling. She is a licensed counselor and a family mediator who has over 23 years of dedicated work as a professional in the mental health field. Through her company's mission, she continues to pave the way for future therapists, and their clients, who want a higher quality of life....and who want to thrive, rather than just survive. You can contact Orlando Thrive Therapy at 407-592-8997 for more information.