Anxiety is an emotion characterized by an unpleasant state of inner turmoil, often accompanied by nervous behavior, such as pacing back and forth, somatic complaints and rumination. According to the ADAA (Anxiety and Depression Association of American) anxiety disorders effecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18% of the population. It is also important to understand that anxiety is the primary emotion to all other emotions. Some of the physiological symptoms of anxiety may include:
- Neurological – as headaches, paresthesia’s, vertigo or presyncope
- Digestive – as abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, indigestion, dry mouth or bolus.
- Respiratory – as shortness of breath or sighing breathing
- Cardiac – as palpitations, tachycardia, or chest pain
- Uro-genital – as frequent urination, urinary urgency, dyspareunia, or impotence.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms please go to your doctor or local hospital and follow up for counseling.
Some of the wellness tools and techniques that are helpful when having symptoms of anxiety are Yoga, muscle testing, mediation, emotional release, emotional clearing method (EMC), breathing exercises, setting healthy boundaries rooted in love, and most important find a life coach or someone to have one on one coaching sessions.
There are some facts that you should know about anxiety and here is eight facts that I researched and I recommend, however as always I recommend that you do some additional research that would best be fit for your life and lifestyle. Below are the eight that I’d like to share with you:
Fact #1 – It’s normal to worry or feel anxious about some things in life.
Fact #2 – Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the Unites States
Fact #3 – There are many types of anxiety disorders: general anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social disorder, major depressive disorder, phobic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-stress disorder, separation anxiety disorder.
Fact #4 – Women have double the risk for anxiety disorder than men do
Fact #5 – Anxiety disorders are often accompanied by other related disorders.
Fact #6 – Anxiety can cause or exacerbate physical illnesses.
Fact #7 – Anxiety may be hereditary.
Fact #8 – Anxiety can be managed and treated effectively.
I hope that this brief blog on anxiety is helpful, and if this is your or someone you love seek or encourage treatment. There’s nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed about.