Fight Anxiety by recognizing the Common Symptoms — Divine You

Tension, fear, and worry can cause a negative impact on the mental health of a person. This can lead to serious physical symptoms and panic attacks.
But if you recognize symptoms early, that might help you fight anxiety better.

Source: Divine You Wellness

Anxiety is normal in life. You might feel it before addressing groups or when filling out a job application. In short-term situations, it increases the heart and breathing rate along with the concentration of blood flow to the brain.

This physical response prepares you for an intense situation. When it becomes too intense, people feel nauseous and lightheaded. Persistent or excessive anxiety has negative effects on the mental and physical health of a person. When people experience powerful and frequent bouts of anxiety, they can interfere with one’s life.

It can affect your career, social obligations, and family life. Panic attack leads to various physical symptoms such as lightheadedness, heart palpitations, and chest pains. Other signs include compulsive behavior, social withdrawal, and irritability. Those suffering from prolonged anxiety have fatigue, sleep problems, and physical ailments without any underlying reason.

There is an increased flow of blood to different parts of the body when a person feels stressed out and anxious. This is due to the brain triggering the secretion of chemicals and hormones.

1. Excessive Worrying

While it is normal to worry occasionally, those suffering from generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) experience the problem continues. Such people worry about things like family, money, and health on a large scale.

They continue with such worries even without any clear underlying reason. Controlling such worries is often hard so the sufferers cannot focus on daily tasks.

2. Feeling Agitated

Anxiety triggers the functioning of the sympathetic nervous system and it kicks off cascading effects through the body like sweaty palms, racing pulse, dry mouth, and shaky hands.

These symptoms make the brain sense danger and prepare the body against this threat. The body directs blood from the digestive system to the muscles when there is a need to fight or run. This increases the heart rate, heightening the senses.

3. Easily Startled

Anxious people may feel excessively jumpy so it is important to stress these feelings. Those suffering from the problem have an increased startle response. This signifies that the person freaks out even when there is only slight stimulation at an unguarded moment.

4. Problems Sleeping

An adult needs 7–9 hrs of sleep nightly on average so any disturbance in the sleep schedule indicates a problem. Both anxiety and stress lead to sleeping problems and make falling asleep and staying asleep more difficult. Discuss underlying issues with a doctor to discover the ways to correct this.

5. Everyone Around you is Getting on Your Nerves

Always feeling like you’re on a short fuse is an indication of underlying issues that require proper diagnosis. There is a heightening of the freeze, flight, or fight response in anxiety sufferers. Fight refers to another aspect of the flight response where you feel impatient and annoyed by others’ actions. Some people may feel extreme emotions like hatred and rage.

6. Feeling Restless

This is another symptom common to an anxious person, especially in teens and children. Those experiencing restlessness complain of being on the edge with an uncomfortable urge for movement. Children suffering from anxiety disorders often complain of restlessness and this is the major symptom.

Not everyone suffering from anxiety feels restless but it is a red flag for the condition. When you feel this on most days and the situation continues for over six months, it could indicate an anxiety disorder.

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7. Panicking Easily

Panic attacks are terrifying. When a sudden feeling of helplessness and fear grips a person, it lasts for several minutes. Sufferers may experience breathing problems, numb or tingling body parts, a racing heart, sweating, weakness, dizziness, stomach pain, chest pain, or cold or hot feelings.

Such common signs are the result of the body’s responses. People experiencing heightened arousal continuously have increased adrenaline and cortisol levels in the body. This in turn generates physical symptoms.

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Originally published at on July 22, 2021.



An experienced Life Coach and writer for lifestyle — wellness industry. I write content on personal, financial, and generational wholeness tips for my audience.

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An experienced Life Coach and writer for lifestyle — wellness industry. I write content on personal, financial, and generational wholeness tips for my audience.