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Mental Health

Understanding the Physical Symptoms of Anxiety

By September 13, 2019 September 22nd, 2019 No Comments

Numerous individuals with anxiety disorders likewise experience the ill effects of depression at some point. Anxiety and depression are believed to come from the equivalent biological vulnerability, which may clarify why they so often go hand-in-hand. Since depression makes anxiety worse (and the other way around), it’s important to look for treatment for the two conditions.

Physical Symptoms Of Anxiety


Anxiety attacks, otherwise called panic attacks, are episodes of extreme panic or fear. Anxiety attacks usually happen all of a sudden and without warning. Sometimes there’s an obvious trigger—getting stuck in an elevator, for instance, or considering about the big speech you have to give—but in different cases, the attacks come out of the blue.

As a result of the body’s fight-or-flight reaction, anxiety likewise includes an extensive variety of physical symptoms, including:

  • Pounding heart
  • Sweating
  • Headaches
  • Stomach upset
  • Dizziness
  • Frequent urination or diarrhea
  • Shortness of breath
  • Muscle tension or twitches
  • Shaking or trembling
  • Insomnia


A Deep Understanding of Anxiety’s Physical Symptoms

The symptoms we experience with anxiety are real symptoms, but they are not due to a real physical illness.

At the point when the body is exceptionally restless, the nervous system gives a signal for the body to release adrenalin. This in itself can cause some distressing physical side effects. A portion of the body is more sensitive to adrenalin than others and that is the reason why each of us may have different symptoms.

Additionally, the body activates the fight and flight reaction to prepare us to face danger, to either run or fight, a very primitive response to danger. Our heart will accelerate to pump blood to the areas we most need it. The breathing gets faster to supply more oxygen to the part that it is more needed. The muscles tense in preparation of important activity. The digestion backs off so blood may be directed to the muscles and brain. We should be strong and alert when in danger. This implies the body is working extremely hard. These are a couple of examples of what happens to the body and will cause some of the symptoms.


Self-help&Treatment for Anxiety

It’s ordinary to feel anxious when confronting a challenging situation, for example, a job interview, an intense exam, or a first date. But if your stresses and fears are keeping you from carrying on with your life the way you’d like to, you might experience the anxiety disorder. There is a wide range of anxiety disorders—as well as many effective treatments and self-help strategies. When you understand your anxiety disorder, there are steps you can take to decrease your symptoms and regain control of your life.

Anxiety attacks, for the most part, takes within 10 minutes, and they once in a while last over 30 minutes. Even though in that short time, the terror can be so severe to the point that you feel as if you’re going to pass on or absolutely lose control. The physical indications of anxiety attacks are themselves so frightening that many people believe they’re having a heart attack. After anxiety is finished, you might be worried about having another, especially in a public place where help isn’t available or you can’t easily escape.

Below are examples of self-help in the event of panic attacks:

  • Breathe – breathing deeply can help to lower down the stress response system.
  • Go to quite a place – go to a quieter space where you can concentrate on relaxation techniques. It may be as easy as stepping into the washroom for a couple of minutes to do some deep breathing.
  • Imagine something peaceful- sometimes imagining a peaceful picture can connect with the parasympathetic nervous system.
  • Remind yourself that it will pass- it’s useful to remind yourself that a panic attack caused by anxiety will pass and won’t kill you.
  • Healthy Lifestyle-eating healthy, getting enough rest, [and] doing exercise regularly can be useful to lower down stress, generally speaking.

Below are examples of treatment for anxiety:

  • Cognitive-behaviour therapy  helps you distinguish and challenge the negative thinking patterns and irrational convictions that fuel your uneasiness.
  • Exposure therapy – encourages you to confront your fears and anxieties in a safe, controlled environment. 

Most importantly the bottom line is that if your lifestyle is unhealthy and stressful, you’re bound to feel anxious—regardless of whether you really have an anxiety disorder. These tips can help to bring down anxiety and manage symptoms of an anxiety disorder. 


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