A feeling of anxiety is feeling uncomfortable or anxiously frightened about a problem. Excessive anxiety can lead to stress and even panic. So how does anxiety affect the body? The article below will tell the impact of anxiety on the body.
1. What is feelings of anxiety?
Anxiety is a normal response to stress, which comes from the needs and pressures that we experience every day. However, prolonged fear anxiety can also be the result of disorders such as anxiety disorders, panic disorders or social anxiety. Feelings of anxiety manifest in many ways and do not distinguish between age, gender or race.
Stressful causes such as check-ins or job interviews can lead to feelings of anxiety. And sometimes, a little anxiety or concern helps. It can get you ready for an upcoming situation. For example, if you're preparing for a job interview, a little anxiety can motivate you to try harder. Then you can present yourself more professionally to the employer. Worrying about a test can help you do more research and better prepare for the test day.
But those who are overly anxious, reacting too strongly even when thinking only about the problem of stress can cause prolonged anxiety and anxiety. Excessive anxiety or constant anxiety will be harmful because it makes it impossible to focus on reality or clear thinking. People with anxiety disorders find it difficult to shake anxiety. When that happens, they may experience physical symptoms.
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2. How does anxiety affect the body?
There are two factors to the stress response. The first is awareness of the challenge. The second is an automatic biological response called a "fight or run" reaction that increases adrenaline and puts your body on red alert. When anxiety becomes excessive, it is most likely to trigger a stress response. At that time, feelings of anxiety can affect the body in many ways. Chronic anxiety leads to prolonged fatigue or unfulnessed fears. This adds to the anxiety of fear.
Anxiety fear and chronic stress can cause a variety of health problems such as:
- The "fighting reaction" causes the body's sympathetic nervous system to secrete hormones such as adrenalin and cortisol. These hormones can increase blood sugar and fat levels, causing physical reactions such as difficulty swallowing, dizziness, dry mouth,shortness of breath,heart beating, fatigue, headache, irritability, muscle pain, muscle tension, convulsions, nausea.
- Prolonged anxiety and secretion of stress hormones can have serious physical consequences, including: suppression of the immune system, digestivedisorders, muscle tension,short-term memory loss, coronary artery disease, heart attack
- If anxiety is excessive and not treated can lead to depression and even intend to commit suicide.
- Chronic anxiety can affect daily life so much that it can interfere with appetite, sleep, lifestyle habits, work efficiency and relationships. Many people are so anxious that they seek relief through harmful habits such as overeing, smoking or using alcohol and drugs.
Although these effects are the body's response to stress, whether you are sick or not depends on how you face stress. The body's responses to stress are related to the immune system, heart, blood vessels and hormones. These hormones help regulate various functions in your body, such as brain function and nerve impulses. All these systems are interactive and deeply influenced by how you cope and your psychological state.
3. What to do when there is a feeling of anxiety
Although anxiety can cause imbalances in the body, you have many ways to reset mental, physical and mental harmony.
- Daily exercise: Exercising can both enhance the functioning of the immune system and strengthen and is a very effective way to practice how to cope with stress.
- Healthy diet and balanced nutrients: Stress and anxiety scare some people into eating too little, others overeing or eating unhealthy foods. Pay attention to the diet to be healthy especially when there is a feeling of anxiety.
- Avoid substance abuse. In addition to stimulants such as alcohol, drugs, tobacco, caffeine-rich drinks such as tea, coffee, cocoa should also be used in moderation. A cup of tea or coffee can help you stay awake because caffeine stimulates the nervous system. But if used too much will activate adrenaline secrete and make you feel anxious and restless.
- Be alert to fearful worries. Spending 15 minutes a day allows us to focus on problems and fears – and then ignore them.
- Learn to relax. Relaxation techniques can trigger a relaxing reaction – a state of physics characterized by a feeling of warmth and alertness. Relaxation can alleviate anxiety, increasing the ability to self-manage stress. When relaxed, blood flow to the brain increases and brain waves switch from a sober beta rhythm to a relaxing alpha rhythm. Regular practice of relaxation techniques can counter the debilitating effects of stress. Common relaxation methods include deep abdominal breathing, meditation, listening to soothing music, and activities such as yoga and tai chi.
- Meditation can help you overcome negative thoughts and get rid of worries, leaving the body always in a state of alertness. With meditation, you pay attention intentionally to what is happening at the present time without thinking about the past or the future. Meditation reduces hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline that are released when there is a feeling of anxiety.
- Communicate and share emotions with relatives and friends. Participating in social work activities not only helps to forget worries, but sometimes helps yourself find a way to solve problems.
- Seek help from your doctor. Go for a general health check-up to make sure other health problems don't make you feel anxious. Your doctor may prescribe medications such as anti-anxiety medications or antidepressants to help you manage anxiety.
- Chatting with a psychosynthing specialist will help you determine what causes anxiety and help find out how to face problems that cause fear anxiety. Psychological intervention can provide methods of coping, suggesting ways to help you change.
In short, feelings of anxiety come from stresses and pressures in life. Feelings of anxiety can be positive because it motivates you to try to improve yourself. Feelings of anxiety can also be negative because they cause a variety of symptoms both physically and mentally. Facing anxiety, learning to relax, exercise, eat healthily as well as sharing emotions are ways to help reduce anxiety. If you are worried about excessive fear, seek the help of a doctor and psychosymthiest specialists.
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