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Do stress and anxiety cause digestion issues?

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Posted on Mon, 16 May 2016
Question: I have semi sold and undigested kind of stool every morning & Evening. two times a day mostly. sometimes three times. .It has been happening for last three weeks.Previously it was once a day. Appetite is normal. formation of gas in stomach but not much. release of gas 10-15 times approx. No stomach pain. No burping, belching, and bloating.Age 47 years. have active life.Upon consultation , CBC, Lipid profile, stool & urine were done & result was normal.
I am now taking Pantab 40 twice daily before eating & sporlac twice daily. also was given oflox OZ twice daily for 7 days and now discontinued.
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What should be done to.improve my digestion?
also last two months there was very tense in both home & office. and my work profile requires 24x7 attention most times.
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Answered by Dr. BR Hudda (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Pantab 40 once daily will be enough, try to avoid stress and anxiety

Detailed Answer:
Hello Mr XXXXXXX
Welcome to health care magic, I have gone through your question and reports you have attached with it very diligently and I will try to help you out in best possible way.

I would like further information to guide you better like
Do you smoke or consume liquor?
are you taking adequate sleep at least 6 to 8 hours a day?

Stress and anxiety affects all your system, so it might be related to stress and anxiety.

Since you have already taken a course of antibiotics oflox oz and your all reports are with in normal range so you need not to worry at all.
I would advise you for certain life style modification like
Try to avoid stress and anxiety by doing relaxation exercises, yoga and meditation.
Have lots of dietary fiber, fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet.

complete avoidance of smoking and alcohol

In my opinion you should take pantab 40 once daily before breakfast that will be enough. continue sporlac for a week or so.

Hope I could answer your question, please write back to me with these details I have asked for, so that I will be able to tell you more precisely.
waiting for your reply
Best wishes
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Naveen Kumar
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Follow up: Dr. BR Hudda (18 hours later)
Thank you Dr Hudda for your valuable advice.

I used to consume alcohol ( On monthly average -2 times) which I have stopped completely now. I dont smoke.
Since I am a non vegetarian, my diet consisted of mostly chicken & fish three times a week in small amount with rice & dals, which I have stopped for last 5 days. Now Only taking whole grain like Wheat flour roti & vegetables.
I used drink tea 3-4 times daily in cup which i have stopped.
Drink Water 3-4 litres/day normally.
My sleep hours are 6-8 average total. But at one go, I am fully awake after 3-4 hours & then sleep again for 2-3 hours. Should I taking some medicines to help with above sleep issues?

Please suggest the duration to take pantab 40 as upon consultation, i was told that semi-solid stool was result of above medicine.
Should I continue taking Pantab 40 till I get normal stool?
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Answered by Dr. BR Hudda (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Continue with same diet plan, you can take probiotics

Detailed Answer:
Hello
welcome again and thanks for the details.

Looking at your description it is more likely to be related to anxiety and stress.
I would recommend you to continue with same diet plan, you can take probiotics, which will help by augmenting useful bacteria in your intestine.

Pantab 40, you can take it for 3 to 5 days and then stop it.

Hope this answers your question, please feel free to ask if you have any more queries.

Best wishes
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Naveen Kumar
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Brief Answer: Pantab 40 once daily will be enough, try to avoid stress and anxiety Detailed Answer: Hello Mr XXXXXXX Welcome to health care magic, I have gone through your question and reports you have attached with it very diligently and I will try to help you out in best possible way. I would like further information to guide you better like Do you smoke or consume liquor? are you taking adequate sleep at least 6 to 8 hours a day? Stress and anxiety affects all your system, so it might be related to stress and anxiety. Since you have already taken a course of antibiotics oflox oz and your all reports are with in normal range so you need not to worry at all. I would advise you for certain life style modification like Try to avoid stress and anxiety by doing relaxation exercises, yoga and meditation. Have lots of dietary fiber, fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet. complete avoidance of smoking and alcohol In my opinion you should take pantab 40 once daily before breakfast that will be enough. continue sporlac for a week or so. Hope I could answer your question, please write back to me with these details I have asked for, so that I will be able to tell you more precisely. waiting for your reply Best wishes