Synonymous with future uncertainty, anxiety is a common human emotion that affects millions throughout the world and is defined by the desire to do something, typically accompanied by unease or a state of uneasiness and apprehension. Anxiety is a multisystem response to a perceived threat or danger and reflects a combination of biochemical changes in the body, the patient’s personal history and memory, and the social situation.
The vast majority of humans feel anxiety at some point in their life, typically before an important interview, examination, date or meeting; however there are millions who have been medically diagnosed with phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic or obsessive compulsive disorder, all of which are common forms of Anxiety Disorders.
Anxiety disorders can cause such intense distress, ultimately inhibiting sufferers from leading a normal life. The purpose of this article is to help you become aware of some of the root causes of anxiety and to help counteract the negativity brought about by this disorder.
Causes of Physical Anxiety
Potassium levels â€“ Many people do not know that anxiety is a common side effect of low potassium or that consuming potassium-rich foods such as bananas, strawberries, tomatoes, spinach, cabbage and broccoli on a regular basis may increase potassium levels and decrease anxiety. High levels of potassium are natural in the human body for it to function properly. Healthy potassium levels will help to aid and repair cells, tissues and organs, allowing them to function optimally; low potassium levels can have leave cells damaged and undernourished.
Smokingâ€“ There are somewhere between 500 and 4,000 chemicals in a single cigarette. It has been known for years that smoking cigarettes causes multiple forms of cancer and other short and long term health issues. It is not uncommon for a smoker to correlate their habit with high levels of stress and anxiety, stating that cigarettes help to alleviate stress and ease the mind. Smokers often claim that cigarettes have a calming effect, smoking a cigarette when feeling anxious, claiming that the physiological effects of the nicotine provide a calming sensation. While this may be true temporarily, ongoing anxiety-inducing situations will return the smoker to same level of anxiety as he/she had before the cigarette, ultimately causing them to sink further into addiction, smoking more and more.
Consuming alcoholic beverages â€“ Frequently associated with Social Anxiety Disorder, alcoholism and high anxiety level are strongly correlated. Social Anxiety Disorder is classified by persistent and irrational fear of situations that may involve scrutiny or judgment by others, such as parties and other social events. Consuming alcohol is no different than consuming foreign toxins and leads to heightened anxiety, tension and stress.
Drug Abuse â€“ Studies have shown that individuals suffering from high levels of anxiety are three times more likely to abuse prescription or illegal drugs. Drug Abuse has been linked to severe anxiety and panic attacks. The combination of drugs and alcohol can be devastating on the body and detrimental to the natural recovery process.
Malnutrition â€“ An unbalanced diet may significantly contribute to high levels of stress. A naturally balanced diet comprised primarily of fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains will keep the bodyâ€™s alkaline balance in harmony, while overly processed, artificial foods tend to throw the body into an acidic state. Depriving your body of the essential vitamins and minerals it needs to function properly has been linked to high anxiety and other dangerous symptoms such as slowed heart rate, high blood pressure, hair loss, lack of energy, poor circulation, kidney failure, or a womanâ€™s inability to become pregnant.
Physical Anxiety Symptoms
Dehydration â€“ Roughly 70% of adult bodies are made up of water. By not keeping yourself hydrated, you risk the ability to perform normal and daily functions such as speaking, motor skills and the ability to think clearly. Your body reacts to dehydration in many ways by telling your brain you are thirsty, you may notice you are not urinating as much and an overall bodily weakness can set in. High blood pressure and an abnormal heartbeat are also symptoms of dehydration.
Muscle Tension â€“ If you feel like your muscles are always tight, feel strained or sometimes even slight pain; you may be experiencing a physical symptom of anxiety. Brief or periodic pain in any of the bodyâ€™s muscles could be a key indicator as well as muscle cramping. It is common in people to have back pain or stiffness in major joints. Others have experienced body temperature increase or decrease as well.
Nausea â€“ This is a very common symptom of anxiety, stress, and fear. Nervousness can be a large contributor to vomiting and nausea. Calm yourself, close your eyes and count from 10-1. Open your eyes and take the thought of vomiting out of your head, focus on something else and in 10 minutes, you will hopefully feel a little better.
Chest pain â€“ When you feel chest pain, many peoples first assumption is that they are having a heart attack. Anxiety can cause many physical symptoms and this is just one of them, consult your doctor if you are having chest pains. If your chest pains continue, you may want to begin looking for a natural outlet to help heal your anxiety conditions.
Treatment for Physical Anxiety
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Tens of thousands of people throughout the world have reported vastly improved overall health and well-being, decreased levels of stress and tension, improvement in quality of skin, reduced anxiety, decreased depression and freedom from emotional trauma through the energy transmissions of Mahendra Trivedi also known as the Trivedi EffectÂ®. Participants who have experienced these powerful Energy Transmissions have reported have begun to enjoy life positive improvements in the way they see themselves and others, as well as the way others seem to perceive them, often contributing to an overall freedom from all forms of anxiety, namely, Social Anxiety.
With the help of powerful energy transmissions, those who have experienced severe anxiety of all kinds in the past are now able to face upcoming projects, meetings and events with ease and enjoy social situations for the first time as a direct result of the Trivedi EffectÂ®.