What is anxiety?

Anxiety is the body’s physical response to a threat or perceived threat. It causes a pounding heart, rapid breathing, butterflies in the stomach and a burst of energy as well as mental responses such as excessive fears, worries or obsessive thinking. Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time.

Anxiety is a normal response to certain situations but if it persists for so long and frequently and it may feel impossible to control or manage we can say that anxiety becomes a disorder.

What does to your body?


  • Anxiety  affects to your body in sort and long term.
  • In a sort term can cause:
  • Heart palpitations.
  • Increased blood pressure.
  • Breathing problems.
  • Upset stomach.
  • Shaking.
  • Muscle aches.
  • Fatigue.
  • Dizziness.
  • In a long term can cause:
  • Heart problems like increase risk of heart disease.
  • Various illnesses from a lowered immune system.
  • Gastrointestinal disorders including irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Memory problems.
  • Frequent migraines.


For some anxious people, their moods may be caused by an abundance of stress hormones — most notably, adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones tell our bodies there’s something scary on the horizon, and we need to run away.

Technically, stress hormones are designed to help our bodies cope with danger: they increase our awareness and improve our reflexes. But when they flood through your brain in a normal, only slightly frightening, situation — like when preparing for a meeting, stressful airplane ride, or a thunderstorm — they create anxiety.

To make matters worse, an increase in stress hormones can cause your body to release even more stress hormones, until you have a cavalcade of worries. If this goes on for too long, your baseline anxiety is likely to increase.


Thyroid hormones play a significant role in anxiety: your thyroid-stimulating hormone (often called TSH) levels directly correlate with the severity of panic attacks.

Typically, anxiety disorders are correlated with hyperthyroidism — an overactive thyroid — and depression is correlated with hypothyroidism, or an under-active thyroid. But bodies are complicated, and a number of other elements may come into play (you could be anxious and hypothyroid, for example).


How does anxiety affects to my mental health?

You might feel  fear, worry, catastrophic or obsessive thinking, avoiding situations that make you feel anxious, which can impact study, work or social life.


Can anxiety be cured?


Yes, it can be cured through several methods like relaxation techniques, psychotherapy ( talk therapy)and in some severe cases with medication.

What happens if anxiety is not cured?


A lot of people can continue to function with a condition like anxiety – they go to work or school, interact with their families and friends and keep up their hobbies. But anxiety will still affect them, and without seeking help, it may make doing these things more difficult or less enjoyable.

It can be easy to find proof that you’re not anxious if you’re still managing to get through your day-to-day tasks. Remember that anxiety that is persistent or is affecting your work, study or enjoyment of life is not normal and not something you have to put up with, and letting anxiety go might lead to the condition getting worse or the development of other conditions like depression.


If you think you might have anxiety, or even if you’re not sure what’s going on but you’re just not quite feeling yourself, the time to get help is now.

If you need help, do not hesitate to contact me now, I am here to help you.



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