Have you ever felt tightness in the throat, dizziness, feelings of panic, fear, problems with sleep, sweaty hands or chest pain, palpitations or shortness of breath and wondering what’s going on?
How many times has happened to you that, although you are completely healthy, to feel these symptoms?
With these symptoms, people very often people think they have certain health problem, like with the thyroid gland or with heart or lungs, when they have those chest pain and shortness of breath, but usually, after all checks, it turns out that it is not a disease in question, but a psychological condition that causes certain sensations in their body. But this does not mean that is easy for people who often feel a “lump in the throat” and these conditions, they do not need medical treatment and that treatment can really help.
This psychological condition that gives you those unpleasant symptom is called anxiety and it’s a nervous disorder characterized by a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behavior or panic attacks. Anxiety disorder is a feeling of worry, nervousness or unease.
Panic attack is sudden feeling of acute and disabling anxiety. Panic attacks usually last from 5 to 25 minutes. Symptoms can include shortness of breath (breathlessness), palpitations and trembling.
Described discomfort are caused as a result of anxiety and panic attacks and also they can be caused by the fear of regaining the situation where the person initially experienced an attack of fear, nervousness and other physical ailments.
Anxiety can occur in various forms and manifest itself in different ways. For example, anxiety can be manifested through panic attacks, all types of phobias (agoraphobia, a fear of spiders, heights, etc.). Generalized anxiety (ie, excessive care), health anxiety (ie. The fear of death and disease), obsessive – compulsive disorder (constantly recurring frightening thoughts and rituals that people conducted to reduce the symptoms of fear), social anxiety (fear of public speaking, shyness in communication), insomnia (trouble falling asleep, shallow sleep, early buđunje etc.), possessiveness, sexual problems (erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, anorgasmia), psychosomatic symptoms (digestive problems, tension headaches, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, asthma, ulcers, etc.) and so on. While all of the above disorders seem very different in their base stands the same cause – Anxiety.
If have some of the symptoms mentioned above consult with your doctor.
Anxiety is a symptom, a signal, an alarm that indicates that a person is no longer able to suppress, control and suffer some feelings which had previously suppressed. Feelings that a person is trying to control or suppress can be: fear, sadness, anger, helplessness, etc.
Some stressful events often represent the trigger for the first panic attack. Of course, the stress response varies from person to person. If you belong to the category of people who react violently, don’t be mad at yourself, simple accept that and know that there is huge number of people with exactly the same problem. Do not hesitate to seek help.
The loss of a significant person because of death or divorce, job loss, lack of financial resources, health problems, even events such as marriage, childbirth, job change etc.
The causes we may seek also into drug use or some chemical substances, including very high amount of caffeine and nicotine.
What will not help is frequently to avoid a situation in which you face the cause of fear and panic. In some cases, phobias is treated with gradual exposure to these situations, until finally you are confronted with a problem and overcome it.