Anxiety Uninterrupted: Part II: The Physical and Mental Impact of Chronic Stress and Anxiety

Anxiety Uninterrupted: Part II: The Physical and Mental Impact of Chronic Stress and Anxiety

Anxiety Uninterrupted Part II: The Physical and Mental Impact of unaddressed chronic stress and anxiety

 

Common physical symptoms of chronic stress and anxiety include: racing heart, shortness of breath, sleeplessness, headaches, dizziness, chronic fatigue, stomach pain, sweating, neck or shoulder pain and difficulties with vision and hearing.  The list is endless. Stress wreaks havoc on our bodies and research conclusively indicates that untreated stress shortens our life span.

Mental health symptoms related to chronic stress and anxiety include repetitive, obsessive thoughts, obsessive behavior, irritability, irrational fears, inability to focus, forgetfulness, tearfulness, anger, and depression. This list is just as long.

Both physical and mental health symptoms related to untreated anxiety and chronic stress can leave individuals feeling inadequate. We can develop unwanted behaviors such as avoidance, isolation, or substance abuse to cope.

The good news is that you have more control than you think:   
you can choose to reduce stress and how you respond to it.

Make choosing a healthy lifestyle a priority. 

Don't lose additional time in your life by not addressing stress or leaving anxiety untreated.  The best treatment for anxiety and stress typically includes getting support from friends and family, your doctor and often a mental health professional.  Therapists who specialize in treating anxiety can assist you in learning strategies to reduce stress. 

Become educated about stress and chronic anxiety. Learn how to change your lifestyle and patterns of thinking. Understand your triggers and develop new ways of responding to them.

Stress less and live longer.  It’s a fact.

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