Anxiety attacks and disorders are part of everyday life. They are very common, and the chances are everyone knows at least one person who has, or will have regular anxiety attacks in their life.

Everyone knows the feeling of anxiety.

It occurs when we are nervous about something, an event, or even a person, and it causes us to stress, panic, and feel nauseous inside.

Anxiety only ever becomes a health hazard when you experience the symptoms regularly, and not just during abnormal social situations.

If you are constantly on edge, regularly worried and fearful, and avoid certain social situations because you fear them, then you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder.

There are six anxiety disorders in total:

Generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, phobia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and social anxiety disorder.

All of these disorders differ in the way that anxiety is experienced.

For example, phobias trigger anxiety when someone is presented with something that the fear, whether it be a spider or just being high in the sky. While for someone with post-traumatic stress disorder, they fell anxiety when they remember a certain incident that has caused them great amounts of grief.

In any anxiety disorder, people can experience anxiety attacks, which are episodes of heightened panic or fear and can make you endure the following symptoms:

• Surge of overwhelming panic
• Feeling of losing control or going crazy
• Heart palpitations or chest pain
• Feeling like you’re going to pass out
• Trouble breathing or choking sensation
• Hyperventilation
• Hot flashes or chills
• Trembling or shaking
• Nausea or stomach cramps
• Feeling detached or unreal

People with anxiety disorders are urged to contact doctors or health professionals, as the effects of constant attacks will have sever consequences on your body and its health.


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