Feeling anxious is very normal, it is an emotion that occurs when we expect or anticipate that something unpleasant may happen, in other words, it is the body’s inbuilt alarm system, part of the fight, flight or freeze response, without which the human race would not survive.
Although the causes of unhealthy anxiety are not fully understood, traumatic events, inherited traits, underlying health issues, certain medications, alcohol or drug misuse and other lifestyle are all factors that may cause or increase the risk of a person developing an anxiety disorder. Therefore, if you feel like your worry is out of control and is interfering with your work, relationships or other parts of your life, it may be time to seek help.
Common anxiety signs and symptoms can include but are not limited to: nervousness, tension, headaches, hyperventilation, tiredness, sleep disturbance, a flare-up of a person’s dermatitis or asthma and sexual problems. Yoga, meditation, mindfulness, exercise, sharing your problem with a trusted friend, medication or choosing to talk to a counsellor or psychotherapist can all be helpful.
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