So many things make us worry; ranging from stressful work procedures, unconducive work environment, relationship problems, money matter, business frustration, abuse, violence, neglect, divorce and more.
It is alright worry, but when it becomes difficult to control or move on, and starts interfering with daily activities, then, it is a problem. When this problem is not checked, it can lead to rash behavior.
Anxiety describes a group of disorders that cause worry, nervousness, and fear. These feelings of anxiety interfere with everyday activities.
Signs of High Anxiety
- Restlessness or agitation
- Panic attacks
- Light headedness
- Nausea, diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome
- Constant worry about things going wrong
- Fear of making the wrong decision
- Feelings of dread
- Concentration problems
- Irritability and edginess
- Constant intrusive thoughts
Anxiety can cause changes to the heart rate and the circulation of blood throughout the body.
During periods of anxiety, a person's breathing may become rapid and shallow, called hyperventilation.
Having anxiety can lead to negative effects such as:
- chronic pain conditions
- difficulties with socializing
- loss of interest in sex
- substance abuse disorders
- suicidal thoughts
Anxiety is treatable, and can be controlled by the combination of the following:
- lifestyle changes involving physical activity and meditation