Worry attack; we all worry, about our health, our family, our job, and our future. While some worry is normal, how much worry will result in bad things happening to us? Consider therapy, drugs, and strategies.
Worry Attack On Nervous System
Worrying too much triggers the release of “stress hormones” that speed up your heart rate and breathing, raises your blood sugar, and sends more blood to your arms and legs. Over time, this will affect your heart, blood vessels, and muscles.
Anxiety makes the muscles in your shoulder and neck can tense up, and it can lead to migraines or tension headaches. Massage or relaxation techniques, like deep breathing will help.
If you’re worried a lot, you might breathe more deeply or more often without realizing it, and it can lead to asthma, lung disease, and high blood pressure.
Worry Attack And Your Heart
If the worry sticks around long enough, something as small as a nagging concern in the back of your mind can affect your heart. It can make you more likely to have high blood pressure, a heart attack, or a stroke. Higher levels of anxiety can trigger stress hormones that make your heart beat faster and harder. This can lead to hardened artery walls, unhealthy cholesterol levels, and other problems.
High sugar levels can be triggered by a worry attack. If you’re obese or have diabetes, this can lead to heart disease, strokes, or kidney disease.
Worry weakens the immune system. Hence, It can make it harder for you to fight off the flu, herpes, shingles, and other viruses.
You may feel “butterflies” in your stomach when you’re nervous and you may feel nauseous or even vomit. If this happens often, it can lead to stomach pain and sores in your stomach lining (ulcers). Also, if you eat a lot of foods high in fat and sugar, your stomach will work harder to digest them, and that makes more acid. This can cause acid reflux, when acid flows up into your throat.
Constant worry can affect your bowel habits, you can have diarrhea or constipation. Diet, exercise, and over-the-counter medicines can often help.
Worry attacks may be unavoidable. But, there are good strategies one can use to minimize their effects on our health.