In this fast-moving world, it is very normal to have an anxiety attack. So, it becomes important to know everything about anxiety attacks. Anxiety is not a medical term. It also refers to the feeling of fear of some specific event, which is yet to occur. Anxiety and stress go hand in hand. Often anxiety attack is misunderstood with panic attacks. However, these two terms are different in meaning, symptoms, and causes. The panic attack does not have a specific trigger but anxiety attacks are related to a specific trigger of events. It is a diagnosable condition but an anxiety attack is not. A panic attack is more severe than anxiety attacks. Sometimes anxiety attack also leads to a panic attack. This article gives an in-detail report about anxiety attacks.
Symptoms Of Anxiety Attacks
- Difficulty in understanding anything.
- Worry and apprehension
- Feeling pressure
- Sleeping disturbance
- Changes in heart rate
- Dry mouth
- Feeling faint
- Trembling or shaking
- Stressed head or neck
- Difficulty in breathing
However, a person having anxiety may not have all the symptoms mentioned above. The intensity of the attack may differ.
Causes of anxiety
- Pressure at work
- Financial pressure
- Divorce or separation
- Family and also relationship problem
- Concerns about parenthood
- Reduced physical exercise
- Diagnosis of some chronic health condition
- Phobia of something
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Genetic factors
- Use of excessive caffeine
- A recent or past traumatic experience
Types Of Anxiety Disorder
- Panic Disorder- This disorder comprises at least two panics attacks one after the other. Furthermore, these panic attacks may lead to a future attack, which may be severe. A person facing this disorder may also lose his social life. They avoid anything completely if they believe that, that thing can trigger an anxiety attack.
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder-In this type of disorder the person keeps worrying about constant events in his life. The person may also lose his brain or suffer from loss of mental function.
- Phobic Disorder-in this type of disorder a person may suffer from some irrational fear of object or place. Like in some people fear of spiders may lead to a phobic disorder.
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder- this involves unwanted repeated thoughts and behaviors. This may be something for which the person is obsessed.
Persistent anxiety and stress may lead to:-
- Anxiety attacks
- Sleep apnea
- Digestive problems
- Frequent cold
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Recognize the signs which lead to stress
- Also, recognize the triggers which lead to anxiety
- Take a healthful meal
- Exercise for 30 minutes every day
- Learn some techniques that can relax the brain as well as the body
- Try a new activity every day
- Be social as much as possible
- Set some goals to achieve