Stress can affect your digestive system, and clients often say that this is where they tend to store their stress. Perhaps you’re familiar with the sensation of ‘butterflies’ in your stomach or maybe you’ve experienced cramping and abdominal pain whilst enduring a particularly worrisome time?
If there’s any disruption to the body’s communication system (the nerve supply), it can have adverse effects throughout the body, and this can manifest in the digestive system.
Common gastrointestinal symptoms include heartburn, indigestion, nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, constipation, lower abdominal pain, cramping, bloating and inflammation.
Body stress in the lower back and diaphragm can affect the nerve supply to the digestive system, contributing to many of the symptoms mentioned above. Mental and emotional stresses that get locked into the body can also have a huge impact on our gut health too.