Many people suffer from some kind of anxiety disorder, but despite that, most of us don't talk about it. And if we don't talk about our mental health, it will be hard to understand it. Some people try to lessen your anxiety by telling you to take some deep breaths and just let it pass. Nonetheless, some anxiety never goes away, and we have to know how to diminish its harmful effects.
Anxiety is more than just anxious thoughts. It’s not a simple mental ailment because it harms the body as well. Indications of an anxiety disorder may present themselves as another physical illness. This is why it’s really important to learn the warning signs for the right diagnosis and treatment.
Anxiety can be terrifying, and if you're suffering from an anxiety attack for the first time, you may think that you're really having a heart attack.
Other diseases that have the same symptoms like anxiety include vertigo and asthma. Instead of suffering from anxiety silently, you must tell the symptoms to a doctor or therapist so that you can start some treatment before the problem gets worse.
When you suffer from an anxiety disorder, your brain perceives some threats even if there’s none. In response, the body goes into fight or flight mode, which is how our species has stayed alive. If you're not escaping from danger and you feel that you’re under attack all the time, this safety mechanism that quickly turns unsafe to your body.
Some people are aware that their physical symptoms are stemming from their anxiousness, but others are having a hard time identifying why their body aches all the time. Apart from that, they aren’t aware why their heart is pounding against their chest when they're not working out.
Some of the most common symptoms of anxiety disorder include sweating, shortness of breath, and an irregular heartbeat. But then, some people just ignore these symptoms or blame them for a different reason.
Nonetheless, if you're also suffering from muscle stiffness, tension in your neck and back, headaches, or dizziness, it's possible that you’re suffering from anxiety disorder.
Anxiety also influences your digestive system which can cause upset stomachs, acid reflux, diarrhea, and recurrent urination.
Here’s a list of all 11 signs of anxiety you need to watch out for:
1. Pounding heart or irregular heartbeat
2. Muscle rigidity and pain
3. Neck and back tenderness
8. Shortness of breath
10. The need to urinate often
11. Acid reflux
If you're suffering from anxiety, try not to panic as this can make the signs worse. If you're continually fearful of an anxiety attack, you may initiate one.
As distressing as that may be, take ease in knowing that there are methods to ease your uneasiness. With the use of physical, mental, and even medical treatment, you can work toward accomplishing a more positive lifestyle. All you have to do is start by asking assistance from your doctor.
Based on materials from APost