"Stomach in knots? Have you lost your appetite? Do you find yourself constantly bloated? These uncomfortable symptoms are extremely common for those that experience anxiety,"

1. Diarrhea: Stress hormones can accelerate motor function in the large intestine, leading to bowel urgency or diarrhea. 

2. Indigestion and nausea: The action of the fight or flight mode can lead to the slowing down of the stomach. This can show up in the body as indigestion and nausea. 

3. Dry mouth: Activation of the sympathetic nervous system can slow down saliva production, leading to dry mouth symptoms. 

4. Overactive bladder: The release of stress hormones can lead to the constant urge to urinate or walking in the night to urinate.

5. Cramping: As a stress response, there is increased flow in big muscle groups and brain and less in the gut. Hence, the gut cannot heal from normal wear and tear, leading to symptoms of cramping.