Anxiety is at an all-time high for so many people lately and having an anxiety attack can include surprising physical effects on the body that you might not know about.
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America estimates 40 million American adults deal with an anxiety disorder and Bustle notes there are physical signs of an anxiety attack that may not seem obvious or typical. The most common and likely signs of an anxiety attack can include symptoms like:
- Racing heartbeat or heart palpitations
- Shaking and trembling
- Pain in your chest
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Trouble breathing
- Feeling like you are going to faint or feeling dizzy
- Tingling, numbness, or burning
- Dryness in the mouth
- No symptoms at all
As always please consult your healthcare provider if you are experiencing a severe or debilitating version of these symptoms, but if you need some relief in the moment, The Doctors have tips that can help:
Find out how the grounding technique, holding ice, or what you're eating can possibly help to ease anxiety.
Also, swapping out your morning coffee for tea, getting more light, caring for a plant, and essential oils can provide possible relief.
And learn why clinical psychologist Dr. Judy says giving your anxiety a name can help you take your power back.