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Physical symptoms of anxiety
Anxiety is a mental disorder. It is one of the most prevalent psychiatric disorders in the world.
Anxiety is basically the common clinical manifestation of an umbrella term used for psychiatric
disorders called anxiety disorders.
Anxiety is special among all the mental disorders in having a set of physical symptoms in
addition to the normal psychological and emotional symptoms. The physical symptoms of
anxiety mean the symptoms due to variations in body’s physical functions. The physical
symptoms of anxiety include the following:
Rapid heartbeat: A rapid heartbeat is probably one of the most common physical
symptoms of anxiety. It is manifested by an above usual pulse count. The normal heart
beats at a speed to sixty to one hundred beats per minute. If the heart beats more than a
hundred times a minute, the condition is called tachycardia. Tachycardia or a rapid heart-
beat is very common in anxiety.
Palpitations: Accompanied by a rapidly beating heart, a person suffering from anxiety
often feels palpitations. A palpitation is an unpleasant awareness of a rapidly beating
heart. Some people also describe another condition along with palpitations. They call it
skipping a beat or two.
Chest pain: Less commonly than tachycardia and palpitations, sufferers of anxiety feel a
pain in their chest. The pain is often on the left side of the chest. This chest pain is
frequently described by the sufferers as that of a heart attack.
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Profuse sweating: Undue and excessive sweating is often experienced by those suffering
from anxiety. Sweating in anxiety characteristically occurs in palms of the hands and
soles of the feet. In addition, there is excessive perspiration by the whole of the body.
Shortness of breath and choking: Patients of anxiety frequently describe getting short of
breath. Shortness of breath is difficulty in breathing due to anxiety. Choking often
accompanies shortness of breath in anxiety patients.
Lump in throat: People suffering from anxiety often face a feeling of having a lump in
their throats. This causes difficulty in swallowing. It also gives them an unpleasant
feeling
Nausea and vomiting: Anxiety affectees report the feelings of being nauseated while they
get anxious. They also get episodes of vomiting as well. In addition to nausea and
vomiting, patients also complain of having a heart burn.
Lightheadedness: Lightheadedness is the physical feeling of being empty minded. It is
also described as the head going light while anxiety levels increase. It is often
accompanied by dizziness.

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Physical symptoms of anxiety Anxiety is a mental disorder. It is one of the most prevalent psychiatric disorders in the world. Anxiety is basically the common clinical manifestation of an umbrella term used for psychiatric disorders called anxiety disorders. Anxiety is special among all the mental disorders in having a set of physical symptoms in addition to the normal psychological and emotional symptoms. The physical symptoms of anxiety mean the symptoms due to variations in body’s physical functions. The physical symptoms of anxiety include the following: ➢ Rapid heartbeat: A rapid heartbeat is probably one of the most common physical symptoms of anxiety. It is manifested by an above usual pulse count. The normal heart beats at a speed to sixty to one hundred beats per minute. If the heart beats more than a hundred times a minute, the condition is called tachycardia. Tachycardia or a rapid heartbeat is very common in anxiety. ➢ Palpitations: Accompanied by a rapidly beating heart, a person suffering from anxiety often feels palpitations. A palpitation is an unpleasant awareness of a rapidly beating heart. Some people also describe another condition along with palpitations. They call it skipping a beat or two. ➢ Chest pain: Less commonly than tachycardia and palpitations, sufferers of anxiety feel a pain in their chest. The pain is often on the left side of the chest. This chest pain is frequently described by the sufferers as that of a heart attack. ➢ Profuse sweating: Undue and excessive sweating is often experienced by those suffering from anxiety. Sweating in anxiety characteristically occurs in palms of the hands and soles of the feet. In addition, there is excessive perspiration by the whole of the body. ➢ Shortness of breath and choking: Patients of anxiety frequently describe getting short of breath. Shortness of breath is difficulty in breathing due to anxiety. Choking often accompanies shortness of breath in anxiety patients. ➢ Lump in throat: People suffering from anxiety often face a feeling of having a lump in their throats. This causes difficulty in swallowing. It also gives them an unpleasant feeling ➢ Nausea and vomiting: Anxiety affectees report the feelings of being nauseated while they get anxious. They also get episodes of vomiting as well. In addition to nausea and vomiting, patients also complain of having a heart burn. ➢ Lightheadedness: Lightheadedness is the physical feeling of being empty minded. It is also described as the head going light while anxiety levels increase. It is often accompanied by dizziness. Name: Description: ...
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