Anxiety has many different faces ranging from persistent, excessive unrealistic worries (usually fear of the future) to compulsions or obsessions (obsessive compulsive disorder) to worry about social situations (social anxiety) to panic attacks (panic attacks) Anxiety focuses the mind into reacting appropriately to certain situations, activating the “fight or flight” response. 

In most people, the anxiety normally recedes soon after the event, but for some, this emotional response can become chronic.

Young woman crying suffering from anxiety

Physical Symptoms of Anxiety

  • Rapid heart rate

  • Rapid, shallow breathing (hyperventilation) or shortness of breath

  • Sweating

  • Trembling

  • Dizziness 

  • Difficulty swallowing

  • Dry mouth

  • Muscle tension

  • Fidgety, unable to be still.

Emotional Symptoms of Anxiety

  • A sense of impending danger or doom

  • Excessive worry 

  • Feeling apprehensive

  • Racing mind, difficulty concentrating or remembering things

  • Difficulty sleeping

  • Avoiding social situations.

At ReMed our practitioners will help to identify what is happening with in the body and elevate the symptoms with working to get to the source of the anxiety. At ReMed we work closely with other professionals to integrate treatment of mental health to get the best possible outcome for our patients.

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