Stress and Anxiety Issues and How to Deal With Them
Stress and anxiety are actually very similar conditions. Often, anxiety is considered to be caused by long periods of stress and stress can be a component of anxiety disorders. It is difficult to tell what exactly the difference is (if there is any) between stress and anxiety but they are for sure conditions that need your attention.
Stress and anxiety are actually a normal part of our lives and in most cases they are strongly related to our capability of coping with our problems. Most of the people respond normal to stress and anxiety and don’t pay more than a normal amount of attention to those factors. However if you are exposed for long periods to stress this may cause also anxiety and furthermore lead to anxiety disorders. Some people find it difficult to cope with the problems they face or tend to accept every obstacle too emotionally which can be also a cause for anxiety.
Besides the mental discomfort that anxiety and stress cause there are also physical consequences if you do not pay attention to the stress levels in your life. Here are some of the most common physical damages that stress and anxiety can cause:
- Anxiety and memory loss
- Increases the risk of cancer
- Damages of your immune system
- Imbalance in your hormone levels and function
- Increases the risk of heart diseases
- May cause high blood pressure
- Increases the risk of diabetes
- Can cause mental disorders
As you can see, stress is not a factor that you can afford to neglect. Often people tend to pay less attention to stress in their lives and face the problem when it becomes a serious condition. As I mentioned, it is often considered that if you are exposed for long periods to severe stress, this will cause anxiety. Anxiety can be described as the peak in your stress. This is a condition that makes you overthink everything even minor issues or create “problems” from air. If you do not pay attention to the initial symptoms and factors that are sources for stress in your life, they can easily transform this into panic disorder.
Next page: causes of stress and how to reduce stress and anxiety.