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

Table of ContentsThe Fight-or-Flight Response Is Initiated When We Get AnxiousThe Link Between Fight-or-Flight Response And The Stomach DropA Final WordWhen we experience anxiety, our sympathetic nervous system is activated and initiates the fight-or-flight response. This response is a host of physiological changes that prepare us to either fight or flee. One of the effects of the fight-or-flight response is that blood is redirected away from the stomach to the muscles. This can cause the stomach to feel like it is “dropping.”We all know the feeling we get when someone we’re attracted to walks into the room. It is similar … Continue reading Why Does Your Stomach “Drop” When You’re Anxious?