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Physical Symptoms of Anxiety

In some cases relax techniques are not enough to treat anxiety and it’s necessary to reach out for medicines. The feeling of your throat closing down, having bad thoughts, and accelerated heart beat… We all recognize fear and anxiety, but don’t really know how to jump over it. Anxiety is like a warning sign for which to surpass you need to find the cause as soon as possible. On the other hand, it doesn’t necessarily need to be bad and can actually keep you motivated for a specific period of time. However, if it becomes a part of your personality, string of thought or your characteristic, it can cause a whole list of unpleasant and bad consequences. A lot of people live with anxiety and fear and they aren’t capable of making new friends solely because they are afraid of the unknown. In this case we are talking about anxiety disorder, which envelops a whole group of psychiatric disorders that can paralyze you mentally and induce fear as well. About 1/5 of the population occasionally experiences some of these disorders.

How Does Your Body React to Anxiety?

During an anxiety crisis, your body reacts on three levels, showing some physical symptoms of anxiety. Cognitive-subjective level of anxiety includes sensation of unpleasantness, worrying, significant awareness, tension, fear and insecurity. It comes from loss of control so your mind can’t process everything that is happening around you in normal manner. On the physiological level there are palpitations, heat waves, accelerated heartbeat, sensation of choking, and pressure in chest, noxiousness, vomiting, diarrhea, and aerophobia. In a lot of cases there are problems with common urinating and incontinence, muscle tension, insomnia as well as erectile dysfunction. On the motoric and visible level, anxiety becomes obvious as a motoric anxiety, hyperactivity, repeating same movement over and over again, stuttering, and avoiding situations that cause fear, excessive eating and drinking. This is a period when a lot of people start to smoke as they are finding ways to relax. All of these symptoms can clearly indicate that the person is suffering from an anxiety disorder. In extreme cases, sudden cries and face cramps may occur, which is basically the last stand when it comes to noticeable symptoms.

Controlling Your Anxiety

In an event of anxiety attack, it is necessary to recognize the cause of it and realize what is going on around you. Suppressing the cause is the worst thing you can do and only leads towards developing a serious anxiety disorder. Every problem we identify and analyze becomes smaller over time, almost like a smaller threat so finding the strength do battle with your fears is crucial here. However, these needs to be done objectively, which are not as easy once you’re struck with anxiety attack as you can’t simply think clear. So, it’s good to let the problem sink in overnight so to speak, so that you can logically observe what happened the day before and prepare yourself for the next such event. This is the hardest method of dealing with your anxiety but if you manage to go through it, you will probably manage to completely rid yourself of that specific anxiety cause.

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Rani Vyas

Rani Vyas

I'm a Medical Consultant Doctor with a keen interest in Medical bioinformatics and genuinely intriguing way of presenting boring medical knowledge in an enchanting and eye catching way.

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