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Posted on Mon, 21 Jul 2014
Question: I have been having a lot of anxiety attacks here lately but today I have started with something new...I have had difficulty breathing and my stomach feels weird. Do u think that is just a symptom from the anxiety attacks?
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Answered by Dr. Raju A.T (38 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
A symptom of anxiety

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your query.

Anxiety can sometimes increase the acidity in the stomach leading to gastritis which can trigger breathlessness, bloating of the abdomen, stomach contractions etc.

There is no need to worry, the gastritis resulted from anxiety is not severe and does not get complicated.

Taking a dose of antacid like Pepto or Gelusil will provide relief immediately.

Hope, I answered your query.

Wish you good health.

Regards,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Raju A.T (1 minute later)
Would that also cause the shortness of breath?
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Answered by Dr. Raju A.T (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Yes,

Detailed Answer:
Hi again,

Yes, acidity in the stomach can induce breathlessness.

regards,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: A symptom of anxiety Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for your query. Anxiety can sometimes increase the acidity in the stomach leading to gastritis which can trigger breathlessness, bloating of the abdomen, stomach contractions etc. There is no need to worry, the gastritis resulted from anxiety is not severe and does not get complicated. Taking a dose of antacid like Pepto or Gelusil will provide relief immediately. Hope, I answered your query. Wish you good health. Regards,