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Anxiety isn’t an illness as such and can be classed as a normal part of life that most people will go through at some point. Anxiety can be associated with stress and the feeling of wanting to avoid any stressful situations. However, whereas stress can come and go, anxiety is something that can remain for years if left untreated. It is difficult to pinpoint why you might have anxiety, as the sufferer themselves may not realize what the cause is.
One of the main points that anxiety does is make sufferers imagine that something in their life is worse that it actually is. Often they will think they are going mad, or that some psychological imbalance is at the heart of their woes. It must be said that anxiety can be considered a normal part of life and is something that we have experienced for thousands of years. Something that is associated with anxiety is the butterfly in the stomach feeling. This is when anxiety or stress is starting, however, it is often wrongly activated in a person during normal, everyday situations when stress has built up – leading to anxiety.
Some people have a very identifiable cause for their anxiety; a traumatic incident, lots of stressors or have undergone a significant life event, such as a family member passing away. However, some people don’t have an identifiable cause for their anxiety and it can cause them much distress and it can lead to a higher level of anxiety.
Symptoms of anxiety
There are many types of symptoms for anxiety. All three of behavioural, physical and psychological symptoms can arise through anxiety.
Some of the most common physical symptoms that sufferers of anxiety face are:
- Increased heart rate.
- Increased muscle tension.
- Tingling in the hands and feet.
- Difficulty in breathing.
- Wanting to use the toilet more often.
- Feeling sick.
- Tight band across the chest area.
Some of the most common psychological symptoms that sufferers of anxiety suffer from are:
- Thinking that you may lose control.
- Feeling that people are looking at you and observing your anxiety.
- Feeling as though things are speeding up and/or slowing down.
- Feeling detached from your environment and the people in it.
- Feeling like wanting to run away from the situation.
- Feeling on edge to everything around you.
The most common behavioural symptom in anxiety sufferers is avoidance, or staying away from people that you not necessarily want to stay away from, such as family members of friends. If you avoid a stressful situation, then that could lower the risk of an anxiety attack or a general feeling of stress. However, whilst it may seem like avoiding is the best thing to do at the time, the anxiety often returns the next time that you face the situation, and the loop continues.