By Patrick Seward
What is Anxiety?
Body Systems Affected by Anxiety
Normal Body Versus Body with Anxiety.
The cardiovascular system is negatively affected by anxiety as well. People with an anxiety disorder have a much faster heartbeat and take in less oxygen than a person with a healthy body.
Also, a weaker immune system is another common characteristic of an anxiety disorder. This is due to the amount of T cells that the immune system creates to fight infections. When someone has anxiety, it's not unusual for them to have a low amount of T cells, making them more vulnerable to become sick than a person who doesn't have anxiety.
Target Population; Who is affected?
Onset- How does Anxiety Arise?
A less common but possibly more efficient way to diagnose anxiety is to get a brain scan. Doctors can then see whether your brain is functioning normally or if there is e.i. an unusually low level of serotonin in the brain.
Signs and Symptoms
Treatment For Anxiety
Massages are another treatment that works very similarly to yoga, also helping to release muscle tension and a stress hormone called cortisol.
Speaking with a psychologist and meditation are also simple treatments for anxiety, allowing the person to think about their fears and reducing stress or to talk about them with someone that can help. Sleeping for 7-9 hours at night will also help reduce stress.
Also, there are medications that are mostly prescribed to people with a more severe chronic anxiety disorders. These medications increase the level of serotonin neurons in the brain, helping to reduce stress levels.
Life Expectancy with Anxiety
Best information:1:39 (How it works in the brain)
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