Why Does Your Stomach “Drop” When You’re Anxious?

Table of Contents (click to expand)The connection between the brain and gutFight-or-flight responseChange in blood flow causes the “drop” sensationThe role played by neurotransmittersThe intricate connection between psychology and physiology The sudden sensation of “dropping” in your stomach experienced during moments of anxiety results from a decrease in blood supply to the digestive system—a component of the fight-or-flight response. This highlights how closely your brain and gut work together, emphasizing the strong connection between emotions and physiology—an even tighter bond than we realized! You’ve likely experienced the sudden, sinking sensation in your stomach when fear or anxiety suddenly takes hold. … Continue reading Why Does Your Stomach “Drop” When You’re Anxious?