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What Are the Physical Signs of Anxiety?

Person grabs at his chest as he struggles with some physical signs of anxiety

Are you or someone you love experiencing symptoms of anxiety? Everyone experiences occasional anxiety. Work, school, relationships, finances, deadlines, uncertainties, you name it—life offers up stress enough to occasionally churn stomach acids and render some sleepless nights. 

But when anxiety becomes persistent, it’s more than an occasional feeling of being frazzled. It can be severely debilitating and interfere with daily life. There are both mental and physical signs of anxiety, and they often go hand in hand. Understanding the physical signs of anxiety as well as the mental and emotional symptoms can help you recognize when it’s time to seek treatment. 

Honey Lake Clinic offers a personalized, faith-based anxiety treatment program that addresses the root causes of anxiety and provides patients with tools and skills to manage symptoms and live a fulfilling life. If you or someone you love is struggling with anxiety, call 888.428.0562 today to learn more about our Christian treatment options at our beautiful lakeside facility in Florida. 

What Is an Anxiety Disorder? 

Anxiety is a normal psychological and physical response to stressful situations. Everyone feels anxious in certain situations, such as when faced with a problem at work or before taking an exam. But in the case of anxiety disorders, the intensity of these feelings can be much more extreme and difficult to control. Anxiety disorders can interfere with daily activities like job performance and relationships. 

Physical Signs of Anxiety 

Did you know that anxiety can impact you physically? Because anxiety is a mental health condition, it’s easy to forget that it has physical symptoms as well. It’s important to remember that the physical signs of anxiety can be just as serious and difficult to manage. 

People with anxiety may experience physical symptoms that can range from mild to severe, such as: 

  • Sweating, trembling, or shaking 
  • Shortness of breath 
  • Rapid heart rate 
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness 
  • Chest pain 
  • Dry mouth 
  • Muscle tension and stiffness 
  • Headaches 
  • Feeling tired or lacking energy 

It is important to note that these physical symptoms of anxiety may also be caused by a medical health condition other than an anxiety disorder. It’s always recommended to speak with your physician if these symptoms become persistent or disruptive. 

Questions to Ask Yourself About Anxiety 

If you’re not sure if the physical sensations you’re feeling are caused by anxiety or something else, it can be helpful to ask yourself the following questions. Are you: 

  • Worrying too much, to the extent it interferes with work, school, relationships, or other areas of your life? 
  • Unable to control your worry, fears, or anxiety? 
  • Feeling depressed, having trouble with alcohol or drug use, or having other mental health concerns along with anxiety? 
  • Thinking your anxiety could be linked to a physical health problem? 
  • Feeling like your anxiety is unexplainable, or that most people wouldn’t be bothered by the situations or events you worry about? 
  • Avoiding situations or things because of how they make you feel anxious? 
  • Experiencing physical symptoms of anxiety on a regular basis? 
  • Having suicidal thoughts? (If this is the case, seek emergency treatment immediately.) 

First, know that you’re not alone if you’re dealing with anxiety. Anxiety can be managed and treated with the right help and guidance from a mental health professional. Many of those who would benefit from treatment never reach out for help but making that initial call can be a life-changing decision. 

Treatment typically includes a combination of psychotherapy and medication. A mental health professional can help you decide which is right for your individual situation. 

Faith-Based Treatment for Anxiety 

Honey Lake Clinic exists to bridge an important gap in mental health treatment. We don’t treat the mind without also addressing the body and spirit, because each area of a person’s life affects the others. Our faith-based approach to anxiety treatment involves helping patients find strength and healing in their relationship with God while providing evidence-based therapy to address symptoms and underlying issues. 

In addition to traditional therapies, we also offer holistic approaches such as equine therapy, art therapy, outdoor recreation, and more to provide patients with a well-rounded treatment experience. Our spacious lakeside resort is more than just a treatment facility—it’s a place where you can retreat, recharge, and find hope and healing. 

Call Honey Lake Clinic for Anxiety Treatment Today 

We understand, and we’re able to help. Every step of the way, you’ll be supported and guided by our expert team of psychiatrists, therapists, and counselors. We provide the necessary tools to help overcome anxiety and build a strong foundation for your recovery journey. 

It’s time to reclaim your story. Reach out today at 888.428.0562 or connect with us online for more information about our anxiety treatment programs or to schedule an assessment.