Common Issues that are Actually Symptoms of Anxiety

What signs and symptoms of anxiety should you watch out for?

Anxiety disorders can come in unexpected ways. While sometimes the symptoms related to it are hard to identify, here we listed the issues that will give you hints that a person is experiencing anxiety so you can provide immediate help if necessary.

Recurring headaches

It is known that tension headaches (caused by clenching) and migraines happen to people with anxiety disorders. If they occur regularly, it’s time to look for medication for proper diagnosis.

Frequent massage

People with anxiety disorders are susceptible to pain, muscle tension, and spasm. These are the results of their defence system being on high alert. Getting a massage can be a remedy for this, but since there are many minor stressors that exist in the surrounding, the calming effect of massage is only temporary.

Sensitive stomach

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is prevalent in people that are hit by anxiety disorders. If a person is suffering from bloating, gas, cramps, diarrhea, and/or constipation, and is a regularly experiencing these, it’s to set an appointment with a medical professional. Know that worrying and stressing out too much can worsen the symptoms of IBS.

Sleep deprived

The day has already ended, and it’s time for bed yet your body is not cooperating, with your mind still racing and heart pounding. Similar to IBS, anxiety can also worsen insomnia. This results in sleep deprivation and, in turn, exacerbate anxiety.

Shortness of breath

One of the classic signs and symptoms of anxiety is shortness of breath which mostly happens to people with panic disorder. Wheezing and hyperventilating are just some of the forms to watch out for, but also, there are people who experience air hunger or dyspnea.

Can’t focus on work

When people with anxiety disorders do work, even the smallest of tasks become difficult for them to perform. Since they can’t focus on their work, they may end up committing mistakes, which will further stress them out.

If you think you are experiencing these symptoms, contact your doctor.