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    There are different levels of,anxiety. You can have palpitations, want to run ( flee or fight situation) . Breathing difficulties. Being unable to carry out normal daily tasks, fears of all kinds, stressed, unable to sleep , that is few

    Hope it gives a slight introduction,


    Posting, Linda x

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    What would you like to know? There's a lot to know including biological effects, symptoms and why you feel them, how it's triggered, reason for it, ancestry, coping strategies, medication, levels of anxiety, types of anxiety, alternative therapies, 

    i can provide explanations and insight into them all if you want but it will be a long message! Let me know and I'll explain. Neil 

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    Here, goes..

    Anxiety is a natural state of arousal to danger either present or perceived and is known as the fight or flight response.

    Its an automatic response developed over thousands of years of evolution as a survival response to dangers, ie only our ancestors who responded to danger in such a way survived the perils of life. Unfortunately we are no longer running from wild animals or other tribes but our sexiest response is still there and as we live in an ever more safe environment our response and anxiety latches onto other more mundane things such as health, and other irrational fears.

    Anxiety in moderate normal levels is still useful as it keeps us alert, helps us focus, drives us to get things done but when it becomes a problem it can be debilitating and frightening.

    So what happens when our anxiety response kicks in..

    The body releases adrenalin which gets us ready to run or fight the danger, it pumps up our muscles ready for action which gives us the burning feelings in our muscles inc arms and legs, blood supply is diverted from non essencial functions to increase oxygen supply to those muscles for fuel and our heart rate increases and pumps harder hence the pounding heart sensation, blood is diverted from the stomach area as we don't need to digest when in fight or flight mode hence the stomach feelings, the same is for the small capilsries in our scalp abd skin which gives us the tingles and numbness in parts of our bodies. We don't need yo think logically either so we find it difficult to concentrate or rationalise. Our peripheral vision is effected as we are focused on whats in front of us. 

    Excess heat is released though us sweating and blushing.

    Anxiety latches onto whatever insecurities or underlying problems you may or "invents" new ones and often blows them out of all proportion and rational and feeds depression or can in itself trigger depression and each feeds each other until the cycle is broken, until the n it becomes all consuming and a ore occupation as the body fears the anxiety and symptoms, types of anxiety include health and General so it can be over something specific or anxiety in general (GAD), panic arts is are an acute firm of anxiety which has a quick onset and is accompanied by most if not all the symptoms which reaches its most intense after 5-10 minutes then eases off.

    Ill come on to treatments and the others next, charger time!



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