Ally Wilson

How is the body affected?

Anxiety can affect the cardiovascular system. It effects the system because it increases blood pressure and causes a rapid heartbeat. Anxiety can also affect the respiratory system. It effects this system because anxiety leads to heavy breathing, which can lessen the carbon dioxide in your blood.

The body system works normally but with anxiety your heart beats faster which can interfere with your sleep, the relationships you are in, your job, your lifestyle and when you eat.


Anxiety can be genetically inherited and can be from the environment around you. Anxiety can run in families, so if both parents have anxiety, the kids are 7 times more likely to get anxiety. Also an environmental factor, such as a traumatic time in your life, can trigger your anxiety.


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Who is targeted for anxiety?

Women are more likely to develop an anxiety disorder than men are. Phobias (extreme fear of something) are the most common type of anxiety. "About 12.7 million women suffer from phobias." There is really no specific age range to be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Anyone can develop anxiety, just by having a traumatic time in their life. 1 out of 10 kids will be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.
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There are many different ways to be diagnosed with anxiety, here are just a few:

-Your doctor may have you fill out a questionnaire, according to the signs and symptoms you tell them,

-You can have a physical exam done according to your signs and symptoms.

-You can take blood tests or other tests, if you think you may have anxiety.


The signs and symptoms are:

-Having a feeling or uneasiness, fear or panic

-Shortness of breath or dry mouth

-Cold and sweaty hands or feet


-Minds gone blank

The signs and symptoms of an ANXIETY ATTACK are a little different:


-Feeling like your going to faint

-Hot and cold flashes

-Heavy breathing

-Feeling like your going to be sick.


You can live a long life with anxiety but it may lead you to depression which can lead you to self harm or even suicide.


The treatment for anxiety you can do on your own is:


-Try and substitute you negative thoughts to positive ones

-Try and control the stress in your life

-Relax in a room with little or no light


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