How To Combat
Anxiety Symptoms?

Nowadays anxiety symptoms have become quite common and they are usually characterized by terror, nervousness and worry.

Moreover, symptoms of anxiety are also complimented by several negative physiological sensations like palpitations, chest pain and shortness of breath. It is quite usual that when you are anxious you feel very uneasy and uncomfortable. Symptoms of anxiety occur in the life of every individual, like before sitting for an examination or an interview or when you are psychologically fatigued during an illness.

Anxiety symptoms are in some cases justifiable as they at times positively motivate you to fight for the ultimate achievement in your life. So, to understand when can symptoms of anxiety be identified as alarming and problematic? The simple answer to this would be that anxiety is thought to be abnormal when:

  • It lasts for several days and is quite severe
  • It occurs without the presence of a stressful event
  • When it causes immense disturbance in your daily activities, for example in professional areas or social gatherings

What causes anxiety symptoms?
Symptoms of anxiety are caused primarily by anxiety disorders. Psychological disorders are greatly supported by “anxiety switch” known as Amygdala. Amygdala is a very short organ situated in the subconscious region of the brain.

Amygdala performs a significant role in determining the presence of threat in human brain and triggers a fear response or anxiety. However, if proper care is taken then anxiety indications can be treated and cured from the very root (Amygdala) where the condition is generally stored, created and perpetuated.

The various types of anxiety symptoms include:

  • Smothering sensations and shortening of breath

  • Racing heart, slow heart beat, palpitations (When you become anxious, the body releases adrenaline into the main blood stream and indulges the heart to pulsate faster and irregularly)

  • Chest pain (Anxiety causes muscle tension and makes your chest pain violently and vigorously. But this pain is entirely different from that of a chest pain caused due to heart attack)

  • Lump in throat and difficulty in swallowing (Generally referred to as Globus Hystericus. At times when you become extremely tensed or anxious your muscles of the throat contract creating difficulty in swallowing)

  • Skin losing color (Due to extreme anxiety, blood gets diverted to the muscles. As a result, the blood vessel, which provides the skin a healthy pink color, receives less amount of blood. This obviously makes you look pale and sick)

However, anxiety symptoms can be effectively treated following various methods. Relaxation techniques, proper exercise and positive conversation makes you feel comparatively light and better.

Medicinal counseling and cognitive behavioral therapy are two other most time tested successful treatments of anxiety symptoms. Medicines such as benzodiazepine tablets, buspirone and other antidepressant drugs such as paroxetine help in treating and eliminating various symptoms of anxiety disorders.

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