Anxiety And Tension

Anxiety Stress Symptoms

Anxiety is a part of our life. You may feel anxious either when you are expecting something to happen or faced with a stressful situation. Fortunately most of the times, you can adapt to such situations. However, when the feeling of anxiety becomes overpowering and you are not able to control it, then you can said to be suffering from anxiety disorder.

According to a study, almost 40 million Americans suffer from an anxiety disorder each year. There are at least nine different types of anxiety disorder. You may suffer from chronic anxiety or sudden panic attacks, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive stress disorder, test anxiety or other similar conditions. The one common thing in all of these forms of anxiety is that you are constantly worrying about something.

The intensity of anxiety can be such that you are completely immobilized and distressed. You may also suffer from other problems associated with anxiety such as emotional disturbance, low self-esteem and constant mood swings. Anxiety disorder can harm your personal relationships. It is advisable to seek professional counseling and guidance in order to cope with anxiety.

Though the common anxiety stress symptoms are unnecessary stress and worry, there are different types of emotional symptoms and physical symptoms that are associated with anxiety stress disorder. Besides physical symptoms, there are also psychological or behavioral symptoms of anxiety stress.

The different types of emotional/psychological symptoms are apprehension, uneasiness, and dread, poor concentration, restlessness, hyper-vigilance, constant irritability, nervousness, self-consciousness and insecurity, fear of death and escapism.

There are other physical symptoms that are associated with anxiety disorder. They are heart palpitation, chest pain, hot flashes or chills, cold hands, stomach upset, frequent urination, sweating, dizziness, trembling, muscle tension or aches, headaches, fatigue, insomnia and shortness of breath.

Anxiety when not controlled can interfere with normal functioning of your life. It can prevent you from interacting with your peers normally. You should adopt a holistic approach to cope with anxiety stress, which should include meditation, yoga, counseling and therapy. Yoga and meditation help you to become spiritually stronger and help you to think in a positive manner.