What causes anxiety?
Anxiety is often triggered by stress in our lives. Some of us are more vulnerable to anxiety than others, but even those who become anxious easily can learn to manage it well. We can also make ourselves anxious with “negative self-talk” – a habit of always telling ourselves the worst will happen. HOW WILL I RECOGNISE ANXIETY? As well as feeling apprehensive and worried (possibly without knowing why), you may experience some of the following physical symptoms: — Tense muscles — Trembling — Churning stomach — Nausea — Diarrhoea — Headache — Backache — Heart palpitations — Numbness or “pins and needles” in arms, hands or legs — Sweating/flushing It is easy to mistake symptoms of anxiety for physical illness and become worried that you might be suffering a heart attack or stroke. This of course increases anxiety. WHEN IS ANXIETY A PROBLEM? We all become anxious from time to time.
Many people assume that anxiety arises from a traumatic event or overwhelming stress. While it’s true that experiences such as the death of a parent during childhood or another early trauma can play a significant role, these kinds of events aren’t always at the root of the problem. Not everyone who has lived through a tragedy or terrifying occurrence develops an anxiety disorder, and not everyone who develops an anxiety disorder has endured these ordeals. New research suggests that anxiety is partly genetic. Certain genetic variations may cause imbalances in brain chemistry that can predispose someone to anxiety. The biological tendency toward anxiety may be latent for years until an exceptionally stressful event triggers its expression. Genetic underpinnings People with a parent or sibling who has had an anxiety disorder are at greater risk of developing one.
There is no one cause for anxiety, however there are a few factors that contribute to a person developing anxiety. Scientists have three potential causes, and have broke them down into three parts, brain chemistry, heredity, and life experiences. Scientists and researchers are learning more about the factors that cause the development of an anxiety disorder. With new technologies and with more awareness of anxiety disorders, experts can learn more about the psychological and biological effects along with the development of an anxiety disorder. As researchers are learning more about the causes of this disorder they are therefore able to provide better treatment, and possibly in the future, provide prevention measures.
If you have anxiety or panic attacks, or even a specific anxiety disorder, what’s causing it you may ask? This is a question that can be answered on many different levels, depending on how far down the rabbit hole you’re prepared to go. And it depends on the causes in your individual situation. Let’s go from the most simple, to the more deep causes. But what you should understand right now, is that the reason for looking at possible past and present causes of your anxiety or panic, is not to spend your energy being stuck in this stage of your development. Many people in fact do just this… They find an apparent cause, which they’re feeling and remembering in a way that makes them unable to realise: 1. that the emotions they don’t like are not caused by someone else (such as “it was because they did this to me, or they made me so angry”) or 2.
Anxiety is caused by the destructive effect of stress under hormone inbalance. It seems that women today are under more stress in all directions. Our workplace has gotten more demanding. Most of us raise children and help care for aging parents. We often have relationship issues that create stress too. And we are conditioned to put ourselves in last place on the priority list. The type of stress is just as important as the amount. So much of the stress we experience is with us 24/7. The human body simply isn’t designed for constant stress. When that occurs, our ability to cope with stress can be to much for our minds to handle. If you list the stress in your life you may realize that much of it is non-sensical. This is a very huge cause for Adreni fatigue. The estrogen dominance common to perimenopause probably adds to this “anxiety response”. In a normal menstrual cycle, estrogen dominates at the beginning of the cycle, and progesterone rises in the second half. The progesterone has a