Anyone can experience anxiety every once in a while. It comes, then it
goes. That's why many don't think of it as a big deal. People
have come to accept that it's normal. But in some cases, anxiety
sticks around longer than expected, and it can impact one's life
There's more to anxiety than just being paranoid, worried, and
nervous - even about the little things. Anxiety has symptoms and side
effects that you should look out for.
This disorder can occur at any point in your life. But before you seek
any kind of treatment, you must first be sure about the problem. Is it
really anxiety? How can you tell?
Because it's considered common, anxiety can sometimes be difficult
to identify. But there are physical symptoms that can help you confirm
One of the most alarming signs are sleeping problems like insomnia,
and digestive issues, such as nausea and stomach pain. When you’re
nervous, you might find your heart pounding hard and your body
trembling with abnormal sweating. Common symptoms include the
Shortness of breath
It’s worth noting that there are different types of anxiety, like
generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety, and phobias. Some
of them have exclusive symptoms that are not mentioned above. These
unique symptoms are associated with the person's specific fear or
The symptoms may be a result of substance abuse, serious medical
concerns, and traumatic life events. They can be triggered immediately
or show up years later.
Anxiety disorders affect your physical and mental health. Many experts
believe that anxiety forms in the amygdala, the part of the brain that
is responsible for our emotional responses.
Constant panic attacks cause our brains to regularly discharge stress
hormones like adrenaline, which is supposed to be released only on
high-stress occasions. But when you have it on a long-term and daily
basis, your physical health can be in danger.
Your immune system will be weakened, putting you at risk of diseases
and infections. The stress hormones can also lead to hyperventilation,
which often makes one feel faint, dizzy, and weak.
Anxiety can, overtime, lead to heart diseases - as it increases the
possibility of blood flow interruptions. In other words, heart
attacks. Even if you’re otherwise healthy without heart complications,
anxiety can precipitate cardiac issues, if left untreated for a long
duration of time.
Cortisol, one type of stress hormone, shuts down the process of any
system in the body that's not needed for immediate high-stress
situations. One example is the digestive system. That's why
different digestive disorders occur with anxiety, which often lead to
loss of appetite.
The physical effects can bring about another consequence - social
issues. Anxiety can lead to depression, low self-esteem, isolation,
hypersensitivity, and other negative factors to your social life.
Practice self-care. Eat well and sleep well. Keep your mind and body
active. Avoid the things that trigger the symptoms. Reach out to
However, some cases need more than that. To completely relieve
yourself of anxiety, seek professional help. Here at Empire Care
Clinic, we can help assess your situation and offer a solution that
will improve your overall well-being. Reach out today!