Being anxious when you are in a fix or facing some challenging situation, for example, a blind date, a job interview, a tough exam, or something similar, sounds normal. But are your worries and fears taking over your life? Then this is really overwhelming and you cannot allow it to interfere with your daily life, making you suffer from the anxiety disorder. Checkout here in detail about the symptoms and natural treatment options for this problem!
Anxiety… A word which is more than just a feeling and greatly affecting the lives today. Before you step ahead, first answer these questions:
- Do you constantly feel tensed or worried?
- Is it interfering with your work and family life?
- Do you feel plagued by fears?
- Those everyday situations or activities cause you anxiety?
- Do you often feel the sudden and unexpected attacks of heart-pounding panic?
If the answer to maximum questions is ‘yes’, probably you are suffering from anxiety disorder. It is often defined as a body’s natural response to danger, great pressure, or a facing a stressful situation. In moderation, anxiety isn’t treated as a bad thing always. As far as reports are concerned, it helps you stay alert and focused. In fact, it motivates you to solve problems at a faster rate.
However, when it turns into something constant and overwhelming then it starts interfering with your life, relationships and activities.
What are the symptoms of anxiety disorder?
Being a group of related conditions, the symptoms can vary from person to person. While one individual may suffer from extreme anxiety attacks without warning, on the other hand some other gets affected panicky at a party. Despite their different forms, they share some major symptoms, have a look:
- Emotional symptoms:
While the primary symptoms are irrational and excessive fear and worry, but the other emotional symptoms are:
- Feelings of apprehension or dread
- Trouble concentrating
- Feeling tense and jumpy
- Anticipating the worst
- Looking for signs of danger
- Feeling numbness of one’s mind
- Physical symptoms:
As stated above, anxiety turns out to be more than just a feeling and it includes a wide range of physical symptoms. And this is probably the reason why anxiety sufferers are often mistaken to suffer from some other medical illness. Even after visiting several doctors and hospitals, they don’t get a solution. Look here for the common physical symptoms;
- Muscle tension
- Stomach upset or dizziness
- Frequent urination or diarrhea
- Tremors and twitches
- Pounding heart
- Anxiety attacks and symptoms:
They occur all of sudden and that too without warning. Also known as panic attacks, these are happening of intense panic or fear which usually peak within 10 minutes. They don’t last for longer, say maximum 30 minutes. However, that limited period is enough to make you feel severe. These are not so common, and occurs once is a blue moon. The terror can be really high and make you feel as if you’re about to die. Also, after one attack is over, there are chances that you might have another one. And if it occurs particularly in a public place, it becomes hard to escape.
Here is the list of symptoms of anxiety attacks:
- Trouble in breathing or choking sensation
- Sense of losing control or going crazy
- Feeling like you’re going to pass out
- Trembling or shaking
- Nausea or stomach cramps
- Feeling detached or unreal
- Surge of overwhelming panic
- Heart palpitations or chest pain
In the last, if your lifestyle is unhealthy and stressful, there are high chances that you are moving close to anxiety disorder. Hence, keep your mind at peace and if you feel like you worry too much, make sure you spare sometime to evaluate how well you are caring for yourself!