Anxiety

Anxiety is common and is a normal response to danger or stress. We all need a bit of anxiety to motivate ourselves to attain our life's goals and targets. However, when anxiety becomes a more serious problem, it can negatively impact upon our relationships, our performance at work and how we generally manage our daily lives. When anxiety occurs at a high level, it affects the way we think and creates a range of unpleasant physical symptoms. 

Anxiety can cause us to overplay our sense of threat and to underplay our ability to cope with problems or situations. Our body reacts through the threat rersponse, know as the ‘flight or fight' response, which can leave us experiencing symptoms such as:

 

  • Racing thoughts
  • Dry mouth
  • Increased heart rate/palpitations
  • Cold hands/sweaty palms
  • Dizzy/lightheaded/faint
  • Bladder urgency
  • Feeling hot/flushed
  • Trembling/shaking
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Nausea

 

 

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