What causes depression and anxiety?

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Posted on Thu, 29 Jun 2017 in Abdominal Pain
Question: What would cause a persistent "sinking" feeling in upper left side of abdominal area?
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 43 minutes later
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As ultra sound and Stool tests are normal. I would like to know issues with your anxieties.Our nervous system has two components. A part which is under direct control of brain while other part termed as autonomous nervous system is not under our direct control. Increase in levels of anxiety or any subconscious anxiety cause activation of autonomous nervous system. Hyperactivation of this can cause a feeling like sinking in abdomen head or any other part of body.
Our gut have a layer of smooth muscle around them. These muscles remains in state of contraction and relaxation termed as tone of muscles. This tone is maintained by autonomous nervous system.An over excited system can lead to increased muscle tone hence causing abnormal sensations.


For further opinion please mention your stress levels.
How the problem started.
Any relieving factor.
Any history of acid peptic problems.
Any aggrevating factor.
Your sleep cycle.
Any medication tried.

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