By: Madison Meggers

What Is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an event or something with an uncertain outcome

How Does The Body Cause Anxiety?

The exact cause of anxiety isn't exactly known but as scientists do more research on mental illness, they are realizing that many of these disorders are caused by changes in the brain and environmental stress

What Are The Symptoms of Anxiety?

There are many symptoms of anxiety such as:

- Feelings of panic, fear, and uneasiness

- Problems sleeping

- Cold or sweaty hands/feet

- Shortness of breath

- Heart palpitations

- An inability to stay calm and be still

- Dry mouth

- Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet

- Nausea

- Muscle tension

- Dizziness

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What's Going Wrong In The Body To Cause Symptoms Of Anxiety?

The first thing that happens in this situation is in your brain. There are signals sent to different parts of the brain that influences processes in your body. Once the signals are sent to your brain, adrenaline is released into your bloodstream, which causes feeling of panic along with bodily changes such as increased heart rate, shortness of breath, etc.

What Are Treatments For Anxiety?

Anxiety can be treated multiple ways such as medically, with counseling, or independently. The way of treatment depends on the patient and how their anxiety was developed.

How Can You Prevent Anxiety?

If you have anxiety, there is a way that it can be relieved and soon prevented. Exercise is a good known cure. It's an efficient way to relieve stress.

Interesting Facts About Anxiety?

- Anxiety is the most common mental illness in the U.S.

- Anxiety disorders cost the U.S. more than 4.2 billion dollars per year