Millions of people each year suffer from anxiety. In fact, it’s estimated that 20 to 30 million Americans have some form of anxiety disorder with up to 6 million Americans suffering from panic attacks.
Anxiousness manifests itself in a variety of forms. For some people, it’s in one or two symptoms. For others, it’s a whole array of health concerns. Anxiety is usually associated with:
- Racing heart beat
- Sudden overwhelming fear
- Sensitivity to light and sound
- Chest pain
- Sense of choking
- Easy fatigue
- Muscle tension
- Trouble sleeping
- Difficulty concentrating
If you experience all or a combination of these symptoms, you may want to talk to your doctor. While anxiety is usually a common diagnosis, there are some other health issues that display similar symptoms. In the meantime, there are some ways that you can deal with anxiety and stress, particularly if you’re finding that they’re making an impact on your overall quality of life.
Here are some of our past posts dealing with anxiety. They should be a good place to start when it comes time to take control of your anxiety:
In addition to these posts, you should also talk to your doctor for tips and treatment ideas. Everyone is different and your physician will be able to best direct you toward the resources and treatment options that will work best for you.