Today I’m going to talk about a mental health obstacle that because of Covid-19 increased this year: Anxiety.
Anxiety is an emotion characterized by an unpleasant state of inner turmoil, often accompanied by nervous behaviour such as pacing back and forth, somatic complaints, and rumination. It includes subjectively unpleasant feelings of dread over anticipated events.
Nowadays there are many people manly teenagers that are victims of this problem due to the fact that it´s in that age people start dealing with stress from different origins like stress from school, stress from relationships or even stress coming from overthinking about a situation and since It´s scientifically proved that the feeling of stress can triggered many hided emotions or behaviours all the population are exposed to this mental health obstacle.
Anxiety is not always related to an underlying condition. It may be caused by:
1. Stress that can result from work, school, personal relationship like I said before.
2. Emotional trauma
3. Financial concerns
4. Stress caused by a chronic or serious medical condition
5. A major event or performance
6. Side effect of certain medications
7. Alcohol consumption, drugs such as cocaine
8. Lack of oxygen
Everyone has anxiety from time to time, but chronic anxiety can interfere with your quality of life. While perhaps most recognized for behavioral changes, anxiety can also have serious consequences on your physical health. Anxiety disorders can happen at any stage of life, but they usually begin by middle age. Women are more likely to have an anxiety disorder than men, says the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
It can origin:
- Generalized anxiety disorder;
- Social anxiety disorder;
- Post-traumatic stress disorder;
- Panic attacks;
- Muscle tension
- Social isolation
About the Cardiovascular system:
Anxiety disorders can cause rapid heart rate, palpitations, and chest pain. You may also be at an increased risk of high blood pressure and heart disease. If you already have heart disease, anxiety disorders may raise the risk of coronary events. Anxiety can trigger your flight-or-fight stress response and release a flood of chemicals and hormones, like adrenaline, into your system.
- Start having a more positive view about things that worry you;
- Take a deep breath when needed to;
- Talk to someone you trust about it;
- Distract your mind with things you like when having a panic attack.
To sum up about this problem, I choose this obstacle to talk about because I already experienced panic attacks because I have a sensitive nervous system and ends up to influence the cardiovascular one. Although, it´s not the end of the world and with time people that have the same problem learn how to control it like I do.
Thanks for reading!