Anxiety isn’t always bad. It’s the group of feelings of worry, fear, nervousness, apprehension, restlessness or concern. It is normal to have feelings of anxiety to give alert for the flight or fight situation. In that kind of situation your heart will beat faster to supply blood to necessary organs to aid your flight or fight, your palm gets sweaty, your mind races. It served as a spark that helps to get things done in a busy or stressed situation.
However, if the anxiety gets out of control, it might give a sense of dread and fear for no reason. This kind of anxiety can disrupt a normal life.
The distress caused by anxiety will start a negative reaction in the body. The body’s internal balance or equilibrium is disturbed. This might lead to physical symptoms such as shortness of breath, muscle tension, trembling, headaches, dizziness, fast heartbeat, upset stomach, dry mouth and loss of sleep.
Anxiety and panic attacks are similar but there is a difference between them. The only main difference is that anxiety attacks last longer than panic attacks. These are the few common anxiety attack symptoms:
- Too fatigued or excess of energy
- Chest pain or discomfort
- Heart beat problems
- Jolting awake or waking up in the middle of the night
- Lack of appetite or taste
- Increase or decrease of body temperature
- Being in bad mood or depression
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Need to remind self to breath
- Have no confident in yourself and being insecure
There are ways to curb anxiety or prevent a full blown anxiety attacks. First of all, try changing our eating and drinking habits. Eat and drink in moderation. Anything in excess will trigger an imbalance in your body.
Exercising regularly and give yourself proper rest in between. Being able to talk regarding anxiety and discuss with family and friends will help in the process of preventing anxiety.
If family and friends are unable to help you, then seek professional help. Relaxation methods such as yoga and meditation do help in a long run as well. It balanced out the mind and keep your body healthy.