What is Anxiety
Anxiety is an uneasy feeling of worry or fear and can range from mild to severe. At some point in their lives, everyone feels anxious, and that is normal.
Anxiety can be more than just worrying about an upcoming event it can cause physical symptoms such as dizziness, heart palpitations (a noticeable, strong, fast heart beat), trembling or shaking, dry mouth, excessive sweating, shortness of breath, feeling sick and stomach ache and headache
Performance anxiety intensifies any usual symptoms; the fear is intensified and can become more difficult to control. It can cause the sufferer to freeze, making them unable to perform the task at hand
What is Situational Anxiety?
Is an out of control anxiety associated with a specific situation rather than being a more generalised anxiety and this is sometimes called situational anxiety.
– for example being a busy crowd such as when travelling in rush hour. This is described as situational anxiety.
intensifies any usual symptoms; the fear is intensified and can become more difficult to control. It can cause the sufferer to freeze, making them unable to perform the task at hand
How can I control the symptoms?
Self-help approaches can reduce feelings of anxiety. Exercise, meditation, avoiding caffeine, smoking and drinking alcohol could be of help and reducing the time you are in situations that cause anxiety.
However sometimes as little more help is needed.
A beta blocker like provided on our website can be very helpful in controlling symptoms such as heart palpitations; excessive sweating and trembling can be used to treat anxiety. It can be used when you know that the situation that causes your anxiety will be faced.
If you feel you need them on a regular basis a more in depth chat with a GP would be advised.