10 most common anxiety symptoms

Everybody feel nervous or anxious from time to time. 
Sometimes we experience anxiety when we give a speech or when we face economic struggles.
But, when anxiety becomes so intense that it begins to take over your life then you need to do something about it.
 
Anxiety can come in different forms such as panic attacks, phobia, social anxiety.
 
A distinction between anxiety disorders and normal anxiety is not very clear. If you experience the following symptoms on a regular basis, you need to consult with a psychologist.
 
10-Headache
It is a prevalent symptom of anxiety disorder. Also, some people describe anxiety headaches and feeling like they have pressure in their head. Or their head feels like is about to explode.
 
9-Dizziness
It is one of the scariest symptoms that you might experience during an anxiety attack. It will pass as soon as you start to calm yourself.
 
8-Weak Legs
During a panic attack, the blood rushes to your muscles and organs in preparation for a confrontation of some kind
 
Some cases the increased rush of blood makes you feel that your legs are probably sawed. 
 
But, your leg muscles are merely reacting to the feelings, and you think that your legs are like jelly.
 
7-Heart palpitations
It is believed that the cause of heart palpitations maybe on over awareness of your hearts combined with surges of adrenaline.
 
You might feel that is something going wrong with your heartbeat. In most cases they are harmless, and they are not a sign of a problem with your heart.
 
6-Sweating
Anxiety activates the natural stress response which causes the body to increase perspiration. Sweating is not harmful. In fact, sweating is good for you. It uses sweat as a means to escape toxins from the body.
 
5-Tension and muscle
Tension tight muscles and stiffness are all common symptoms of anxiety. While the body’s stress is high, one or a group of muscles can stay tight. This may cause anxiety related muscle tension symptoms.
 
You can take a hot shower, have a massage, do some yoga or stretching exercises, it helps you with muscle tension.
 
4-Shortness of breath
It is a result of hyperventilation (over-breathing). 
It occurs when your body is receiving too much oxygen and is spelling too much carbon dioxide. Becoming conscious of how you are breathing and having a hard time catching your breath.
 
3-An Increased heart rate-Tachycardia
A second most common symptom of anxiety is an increased heart rate known as tachycardia.
When heart rate increases often cause a considerable amount of fear when occurs randomly. It tricks you think that something is wrong with your heart.
 
2-Fatigue and exhaustion
Factors like not getting enough sleep, a poor diet, the crash after a panic attack contribute to fatigue and exhaustion.
It is exhausting focusing on fear and worry.
 
1-Panic attacks
Panic attacks can be terrifying. You may feel helplessness and intense fear for several minutes.
 
Accompanied by scary symptoms such as breathing problems, a pounding or racing heart, weakness, dizziness, feeling hot or cold, chest pain, sweating.

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