Cure Anxiety – What is it and what is it and what can I do?

It is possible to cure anxiety.  It is normal to sometimes feel worried, anxious or nervous, it happens to everyone. However, it is not normal anxiety overwhelm us and affect our daily routine. Anxiety can be both physical and emotional symptoms.  A fear or a specific situation may cause some or all symptoms in the short-term. When the situation changes, the symptoms disappear.  Sometimes, to cure anxiety, there is much more involved than this article can help you with.  Here is how to see if you have anxiety and begin the journey to cure anxiety.

Physical Symptoms

  • Tremors or shaking
  • Light headed or dizziness
  • Sensation of spasms in the throat
  • Chest feels tight
  • Muscle pain
  • Fatigue
  • Restlessness
  • Insomnia
  • Feeling out of breath
  • Rapid Pulse
  • Profuse sweating
  • Cold hands and wet palms

Emotional Symptoms

  • Very nervous
  • Worrying
  • Afraid all the time
  • Unable to concentrate
  • Easily Irritable or agitated
  • Feeling sad often

Many people, including children and adolescents may have a disorder that many of these symptoms appear without reason.

Phobias and Panic Disorders

Phobias and panic disorders are two common disorders related to anxiety. Phobias are irrational and involuntary fears regarding people, places, objects and ordinary situations.  Panic disorder occurs when a person develops episodes of intense anxiety and fear without identifying the source or sense of danger. Physical symptoms that may occur during an attack may include:

  • complaints of chest pain
  • feeling of choking or suffocation
  • nausea
  • tremors
  • sweating
  • pounding heart
  • dizziness
  • fainting

The treatment sometimes requires professional help to cure anxiety, most notably if you have panic attacks.  However, some cure anxiety through home treatments.

Home Treatment

The following tips can help when you feel a little anxious, and can also be useful for people who are under medical treatment for anxiety.  For some, these techniques can cure anxiety.  For others, therapy, medications and alternative medicine might be the answer.

  • Recognize and except that certain situations cause you anxiety and stress and avoid those situations.
  • If found in those situations:   tell yourself: "This is not an emergency. I am uncomfortable but not in danger.  I can push through this situation even if I feel anxious."
  • Take Care of your Body: -
    1. Exercise at least 3-4 times a week for at least 20 minute to reduce tension.
    2. Practice some form of relaxation technique.  Yoga, meditation, massage, or floating in a pool can help you relax and relieve tension.
    3. Get enough rest. If you have trouble sleeping, see your article for information on sleep problems.
    4.  Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine. They can cause you to feel more anxiety. Set aside a specific time each day to think of the things that distress you.  It is not enough to simply put troubles away and lock them up.  Instead dedicate 15 to 60 minutes each day thinking of problems and solutions to those problems.   This will keep you from worrying all the time in short spurts and keep your mind from wandering during the day.  When the problems creep up during the day write them out on a list. Then review the list during the next period you have set aside for worrying.
  • Use your mind:
    1. Leave the house and do something you enjoy, like going to see a funny movie or a take a walk.
    2. Have your day planned. You will have more anxiety if you have too little or too much to do.
  •  Write down your problems and talk with a friend about your concerns. Sometimes you will feel better by simply talking to others.
  • Participate in social groups or volunteer your time to help others
  • Here is another article with non-pharmaceutical methods to cure anxiety.

When to contact a professional

  • If you are thinking about seriously hurting or harming another person or yourself
  • If anxiety interferes with your daily activities of the day.
  • If you have severe and sudden attacks of fear or intense anxiety with physical symptoms when there is no apparent reason to be afraid.
  • If you have a strong and irrational fears of places, objects or situations that affect your ordinary daily routine.
  • If you still have severe symptoms of anxiety sustained for one week or more.
  • If you have frequent nightmares or you frequently replay in your head traumatic experience.
  • If you find yourself doing repetitive or obsessive things.  (ie, hand-washing, light switching, repetitive speech etc) (obsessive compulsive behavior