Anxiety has become a part of our daily lives. You feel anxious when appearing for a job interview or before giving a presentation or before facing any other intense situation. Your heart rate increases, your breath becomes shallow and blood rushes to your brain. This is how your body responds when you feel anxious. But too much of anything is bad for your health. The same goes with anxiety. An excessive and intense state of anxiety can lead to a number of mental and physical ailments. Here’s a list:
1. Your state of mind and your emotions are deeply connected with your physical well-being. Intense anxiety can lead to other related disorders. This often results from your attempts to fight anxiety. For instance, substance or alcohol abuse. Anxiety can also result in Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Migraine.
2. Anxiety can also cause gastrointestinal disorders. It results in digestive disorders such as functional dyspepsia or upset stomach. This is a condition under which the nerves regulating your digestion become oversensitive to stimulation. The symptoms include diarrhea, bloating, constipation, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. This condition is chronic.
3. Anxiety can also cause respiratory problems such as asthma. Anxiety can lead to panic attacks which in turn can constrict your inflamed airways, thereby reducing the flow of air in your lungs.
4. Anxiety can also worsen heart ailments. If you are suffering from heart conditions, then anxiety can make it worse. A study by Harvard Medical School and a few other medical institutes reveal that people with a history of heart ailment and anxiety disorder are twice likely to suffer from a heart attack or stroke than those without an anxiety disorder.
5. Anxiety disorder also shares a not so good relationship with your immune system. Too much anxiety weakens your immune system and makes you prone to various diseases and health issues. When you are anxious, your body produces stress hormone Cortisol which weakens the antibodies and increases inflammation.
6. Anxiety causes muscle tension; which is why you feel pain in different body parts when you are anxious and stressed. It makes your muscle contract and this causes physical discomfort, pain and affects your mobility.
These points will help you understand the ill-effects of anxiety on your health. If you are seeking treatment for anxiety, book an appointment with us today. Call us at 9051 680 953 or visit http://moneralo.com/contact-us/ for more details.