Anxiety is a feeling of apprehension and fear characterized by physical symptoms such as palpitations, sweating, irritability and feelings of stress.
Anxiety disorders are medical illnesses that can affect approximately one in 13 adults globally. In fact, anxiety disorders as a group are some of the most common mental conditions in the world and they can affect adults, children, and adolescents.
These disorders fill people’s lives with overwhelming anxiety and fear. Unlike the relatively mild, brief anxiety caused by a stressful event such as a business presentation or a first date, anxiety disorders are chronic, relentless, and can grow progressively worse if not treated. People who suffer from anxiety disorders typically struggle with difficult symptoms such as agitation, feeling “uptight,” worry, and apprehension on a daily basis.
These disturbing symptoms can become so severe that they interfere with normal daily activities. Sometimes anxiety disorders lead to restlessness, poor sleep and insomnia, trouble concentrating, feeling tense, a sense of dread, chest pain, lightheadedness, trouble breathing, hyperventilation, and even overwhelming panic with a feeling of losing control.
Symptoms of anxiety:
- Stomach cramps and intermittent aches
- Sudden and severe stomach pain
- Mild continuous aches
- Bloating and gas
- Pain radiating to the back, flank or genitals
How we can help:
You should come see us right away if:
- You feel like you’re worrying too much and it’s interfering with your work, relationships or other parts of your life
- Your fear, worry or anxiety is upsetting to you
- You feel depressed, have trouble with alcohol or drug use, or have other mental health concerns along with anxiety
- You think your anxiety could be linked to a physical health problem
- You have suicidal thoughts or behaviors — seek emergency treatment immediately
Your worries may not go away on their own and they may actually worsen over time if you don’t seek help. Come in for a checkup or contact a mental health provider before your anxiety gets worse. It may be easier to treat if you get help early.
Yermiyahu Clinic is at your service at any time for initial emergency care. Dr. Sunny Sapir, an experienced physician with an expertise in family medicine, will be glad to assist you with professionalism and utmost empathy. After a careful examination of your personal situation, Dr. Sunny will provide you with the most appropriate medical solution.