Anxiety is the feeling of uneasiness, phobia, or apprehension about anything that is about to happen. Most people feel mild phobia attacks or fear before giving a speech in front of an audience; this is anxiety. Anxiety is your mind’s natural response to stress, and some anxieties are unavoidable in everyday life. You should seek counseling or medical advice if anxiety becomes debilitating and disrupting your day-to-day life.
Anxiety disorders can worsen with time and prevent you from doing even the simple things in your everyday life, such as leaving your house, crossing the street, or driving a car.
Multiple factors trigger anxiety, and the reasons can range from genetics, mental health, and environmental factors.
Family history & genetics: children of a parent (or parents) with a history of anxiety appear to be more susceptible to developing an anxiety disorder. People who have character traits such as perfectionism or low self-esteem may develop anxiety disorders, even from a young age.
Stressful events: any event or trauma you encounter that creates stress may manifest as anxiety attacks. Some of the events are as follows:
- Stress from job
- Financial problems
- Critical illness
- Traumatic events
- Death of loved ones
- Violence or physical abuse
Physical illness: being physically and critically ill for a prolonged duration can also cause anxiety. Conditions such as asthma, heart diseases, cholesterol, and diabetes are common triggers of anxiety disorder.
Signs and symptoms of anxiety vary from person to person. More often, the person cannot control their thoughts and find it difficult to not worry about what’s to come. Some of the common anxiety symptoms include:
- Anti-social behavior
- Increased heart rate
- Rapid breathing
- Trembling and tightening of the chest
- Tiredness and fatigue
- Trouble concentrating
- Hot and cold flushes
How EG Healthcare can help
Our mental health treatment team will work with you to create a custom treatment plan to address your specific needs. We treat each individual differently and always keep an eye out for particular patterns of anxiety symptoms. Our team of mental health professionals builds relationships with a person experiencing anxiety based on empathy and trust. There is no single treatment available for anxiety; this is where our anxiety specialists look for specific indicators and the possible underlying causes to sort the most effective treatment plan.
Anxiety treatment specialists at EG Healthcare strive to offer a comfortable and stable environment to help you regain control over your emotional and physical health. Our mental health-being team is committed to educating and providing constant care and attention throughout the treatment.
We provide both medical and mental support for patients with anxiety disorder, in addition to medical care; you will get the following support for a treatment plan, which can include:
- Behavior therapy
- Anxiety counseling
Frequently Asked Questions
What can anxiety do to your body?
Anxiety can cause increased heart rate, palpitations, chest pain, trouble focusing, shaking/trembling, diarrhea, sweating, dizziness, insomnia, dry mouth, stomach ache, and other effects
How can I calm my anxiety?
There are many possible things that can be done to help reduce anxiety including deep breathing, slowly counting to ten, exercise regularly, get enough sleep, limit alcohol consumption, and eating well-balanced meals.
How long can anxiety last?
Anxiety differs for everyone. There is no definitive amount of time that one experiences anxiety. Episodes can vary in length.