Anxiety is is an emotion characterized by an unpleasant state of inner turmoil, accompanied by state of nervousness and discomfort, whose causes are less clear and visible. Anxiety is less tied to the exact time of a threat.
Anxiety is part of our lives, but sometimes it may be difficult for us to notice that. Here are some signs which shows that your anxiety made a progress.
Concern is something what we all have, but if you worry about at all time and you are focusing on a hypothetical problems, that begins to disturb your life and it may be a sign of something more serious.
Another sign, a big sign of anxiety is irrational fear. This for example, may be fear of an object, activity or situation.
Mind and digestive system are closely related and some studies shows that stress and anxiety can cause digestive problems, such as symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome. Main symptom is discomfort or pain in the upper abdominal region.
There is a close link between sleep and anxiety. If you notice that sleep patterns and habits are changing and if you have difficulty falling asleep despite feeling tired, this could be a possible sign of anxiety. Lack of sleep can also contribute to stress.
Prolonged anxiety can weaken your immune system making you more likely to suffer from viruses.
Difficulties in performing daily activities
Anxiety becomes a disorder that hinders everyday life. Anxiety can cause difficulties in maintaining relationships, problem with concentration, job retention, relaxation etc.
Other symptoms, depending on the type of anxiety disorder include:
- Feelings of panic and fear;
- Shortness of breath;
- Heart palpitations;
- Sweaty hands or feet;
- Dry mouth;
- Tingling in the hands or feet;
- Muscle tension.