Anxiety and Its Effects on Your Health

anxietyAnxiety and Its Effects on Your Health

Anxiety affects over 18% of our population each year. Do you often feel concerned about things you really have no control over? Does that uneasiness you feel remind you of a ball and chain? What are you willing to do to break free from your anxiety? Today, we will cover the causes of anxiety and tips to help deal and conquer the disorder.

What Is an Anxiety Disorder?

An anxiety disorder is a common mental illness defined by feelings of uneasiness, worry, and fear. Anxiety comes in multiple forms, including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Phobia, Panic Disorder, and more. To be able to identify which anxiety you’re dealing with, you can visit your doctor or even take this quick test. There are also signs and indications that you might be suffering from angst. One of those signs is excessive worrying. Having sleep problems because your worried or agitated is also a sign of having anxiety. Having irrational phobias is also a sign when fear becomes overwhelming, disruptive, and way out of proportion to the actual risk involved. The feeling of having all eyes on you that causes you trembling, nausea, profuse sweating can be a sign of social anxiety disorder.

How to Relieve Anxiety

If you have concluded you have anxiety problems, it’s important to know how to cope with these feelings. There are many ways to ease your worries, but you need to know how. Taking the time to meditate, getting a massage, practicing yoga, or even learning relaxation techniques are all excellent ways to calm your anxiety. Eating a balanced meal keeps you feeling energized and prevents you from feeling sluggish. If you seem to turn towards alcohol and caffeine, you might want to take time off, since these are known triggers for panic attacks. When you feel uneasiness coming over you, take deep breaths and count down from 10; this is a known solution to anxiety attacks. Acceptance is important; knowing you can’t control everything helps keep you sane. The last tip I offer is learning what triggers your worries. Finding the pattern can help you avoid it or be ready for anxiety attacks.

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