MEDICAL NEWS: ANXIETY?

Anxiety is a word that describes feelings of worry, nervousness, fear, apprehension, concern or restlessness. Normal feelings of anxiety often serve as an “alarm system”, alerting you to danger. For example, imagine coming home and finding a burglar in your living room. Your heart beats fast. Your palms get sweaty. Your mind races. In this situation, anxiety can provide an extra spark to help you get out of danger. In more normal but busy situations, anxiety can give you the energy to get things done.

But sometimes anxiety can be out of control, giving you a sense of dread and fear for no apparent reason. This kind of anxiety can disrupt your life.

Most people worry from time to time, and these occasional worries are normal. They don’t mean that you have a medical anxiety disorder. But, if you worry so much that it interferes with your day-to-day life, and you feel tense and worried more days than not, you may have a medical condition in need of treatment. Other signs of Anxiety Disorder include the following:

Trouble falling or staying asleep

Muscle Tension
Irritability

Trouble concentrating

Getting tired easily

Restlessness, or feeling “keyed up” or on edge

Trembling

Shortness of breath

Fast heartbeat

Dry mouth

Dizziness

Nausea

Author
Dr. Dareld Morris

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