The anxiety disorder makes the body directs blood from different parts of the muscle tissue in order to handle oxygen needed for ‘flee or fight’ response. The most blood is in the area around the digestive tract. The blood collects there nutrients from the food we eat. Because anxiety diverts blood from the stomach, digestion slows and the muscles around the abdomen may shrivel. That leads to poor digestion, constipation or diarrhea.
It’s best to avoid antacids and other medications, and if possible, a glass of cold milk is the most natural and easy antacid, and in health food stores, you can find a lot of natural resources against constipation. Exercise and some relaxation techniques are very effective in removing some of these unpleasant symptoms.