Why Can’t I Fall Asleep? Physical Effects of Anxiety

Anxiety is a normal response to stress in our lives. It is a feeling of apprehension or fear of what is to come. We may experience these feelings at different times in our life, such as an upcoming job interview, travel, an exam, marriage, addition to the family, or any life-changing events.  

While feelings of anxiety can leave you feeling deflated and without end, we are here for you and ready to help you get your mental and physical health back to its best self. We believe every person deserves to take control and live their best life yet. 

Types of Anxiety Disorders 

Anxiety has many different triggers and symptoms associated with it, making it a different experience for each and every person. There are several kinds of treatable anxiety disorders: 

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) 
  • Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) 
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 
  • Panic Disorder 
  • Various Phobia-Related Disorders 

Effects of Anxiety on Your Physical Health 

When experiencing chronic anxiety, it can be a confusing and exhausting time for your body. You may feel even more panicked as notice physical symptoms. Anxiety does not only disrupt your mind and mental health, it also takes a toll on physical health. Physical well-known symptoms from anxiety can include sweating, rapid breathing, heart palpitations, stomach pain, migraines, inflammations, and trouble sleeping. Along with these common symptoms, there are more disruptive symptoms to watch for:   

  • Breathing problems 
  • Muscle aches and pains 
  • Increased blood pressure 
  • Extreme fatigue 
  • Dry mouth 
  • Loss of libido 
  • Nausea 
  • Lightheadedness 

Professional help 

When lifestyle changes don’t seem to be enough or you feel like you are stuck, professional help is a valuable tool in treating anxiety. Here at NYC Therapeutic Wellness we have counselors committed to improving your emotional wellbeing. We want to see you reach your goals and live a life you find fulfilling and rewarding. With help, you will learn tools to address your anxiety as well as changes you can put in place for reducing stress and implementing healthy boundaries to keep you on the path to successful mental health. 

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