What Anxiety Does To The Body

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Anxiety is common in our everyday life but severe anxiety can take a huge toll on our minds and physical body. In the short term, anxiety increases your heart rate, breathing and concentrates blood flow to your brain. If short-term anxiety gets too intense you may feel lightheaded or nauseous but what about severe long-term anxiety?

Types of Anxiety 

There are many types of anxiety including generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, and panic disorder. Each of these is different in their own way but always trace back to severe anxiety. Panic attacks are common in most anxiety disorders, which are spontaneous feelings of anxiety, terror, or impending doom. Physical symptoms include heart palpitations, chest pain, and shortness of breath.


Anxiety and The Body

Anxiety can be physical and mental. You may feel dizziness, muscle tension, sleeplessness, trouble concentrating, racing heartbeat, fast breathing, shaking, stomach ache, diarrhea, loss of energy, chest pain and sweating. When anxiety occurs it is because your brain perceives a threat, then your brain alerts your body in which responds to the threat in many physical and mental ways. Long-term anxiety and panic attacks can cause your brain to release stress hormones on a regular basis. This can increase the frequency of symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, and depression. Chronic anxiety that causes stress hormones can have serious physical consequences. For example, suppression of the immune system.


Stopping Anxiety

Long-term battles with anxiety have a significant effect on the overall life of the person they affect, considering 50% of people with anxiety have depression. Anxiety can ruin a person’s quality of life and interfere with work, relationships or hobbies. It’s almost like your mind is working against you but you are the only the one that can take steps to control your anxiety. Therapy and many healthy/natural medications such as Monatomic Gold, work wonders in assisting you on your journey to stop your anxiety!