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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 for more details.


A study published in the journal Psychological Medicine found that of all the mental disorders, anxiety is the most common. Globally, 1 out of every 13 people suffer from anxiety disorder. Despite being a common mental condition, people lack proper awareness about anxiety disorder. Though a little bit of anxiety is commonplace but when it becomes overwhelming and uncontrollable, it can prevent a person from carrying out his/her daily activities. A proper knowledge about this disorder and its symptoms can be the first proactive step towards helping the people with this condition. Here is a list of 9 things that you must know about anxiety disorder:

1. Women are more prone to Anxiety disorder

Compared to men, women are more likely to suffer from anxiety disorder by a ratio of 1.9 to 1. This ratio is same for both developed and developing countries.

2. Youth is more likely to suffer from Anxiety Disorder

Irrespective of country and culture, people under the age of 35 years are more likely to get anxiety disorder. This is same for all countries except Pakistan where greater number of middle-aged people suffer from anxiety disorder.

3. People addicted to Gambling and Internet suffer from Anxiety disorder

Gambling and addiction to the internet have been associated with anxiety disorder. 37% of pathological gamblers around the world have reported suffering from anxiety disorder. People addicted to the internet have two times higher risk of having anxiety disorder.

4. People with mental illness suffer from Anxiety disorder

People having mental illness such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder have a greater risk of having anxiety disorder. Globally, about 12% of people with schizophrenia also suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

5. Addiction to opioid is also linked with Anxiety

67% of people who are addicted to opioids show symptoms of anxiety disorder.

6. Diseases can aggravate risks of Anxiety

People suffering from diseases such as respiratory or cardiovascular ailments, diabetes or any other chronic condition are at greater risks of developing anxiety disorder. 2-49% of people with congestive heart failure suffer from anxiety disorder. While Cancer patients have an anxiety rate of 15% to 23%.

7. People with Chronic Conditions have hive rate of Anxiety

People suffering from diabetes are more likely to suffer from anxiety disorder. Women suffering from chronic condition such as diabetes have higher rates of anxiety.

8. Traumatic Events can cause Anxiety Disorder

People who had a traumatic past have unusually higher level of anxiety. Globally, people with a history of traumatic events such as sexual abuse have an anxiety range of 2 to 82%.

9. Anxiety is linked with Pregnancy

Worldwide,pregnant and postpartum women have high rates of obsessive-compulsive disorder. This is more common in young mothers.

10. Various unprotected subgroups have higher anxiety rates

Subgroups such as gay, lesbians and bisexuals have a higher rate of anxiety. About 3-20% men and 3-39% women suffer from this condition.

Hopefully, you find this information helpful. If you are looking for treatment for anxiety, contact us at MonerAlo

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