Here are some ways in which anxiety can affect your regular life. 

Around 40 million people in the US have various anxiety disorders. Moreover, 7% of children between the ages of 3 and 17 experience anxiety issues. Anxiety disorders consist of many related conditions with varying symptoms. 

However, some factors are common in every anxiety disorder. All anxiety disorders come with a feeling of fear, dread, and excessive worrying. Due to these symptoms, anxiety has a significant effect on an anxiety patient’s regular life. 

This blog discusses how anxiety can affect your daily life. 

1- Anxiety Can Affect Memory 

According to health researchers, when you sense danger, a distress signal is sent to your mind. This process can cause various psychological changes such as rapid breathing, increased pulse rate, increased blood pressure, and sharper senses. The body’s stress hormone Cortisol remains active until the distress signal is present. 

Excessive anxiety occurs when the body’s stress hormone is frequently released into the body. Excessive anxiety is exhausting and can lead to memory loss. According to studies, anxiety disorders are interlinked with memory loss and can cause future cognitive impairment and future cognitive decline. Anxiety disorders like GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder), Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, and Specific Phobia are mostly related to memory loss. 

2- Anxiety Can Weaken the Immune System

As mentioned above, Cortisol is the stress hormone that’s active during stress. However, Cortisol reduces the release of antibodies to stop inflammation during anxiety, which is only helpful in short periods of stress. 

When anxiety continues for a long time, your body needs those antibodies. But, due to Cortisol, those antibodies remain suppressed, which weakens the immune system over time. With a weaker immune system, you can get sick more often. This affects the immune system and slows down the recovery process. 

3- Anxiety Can Make Communication Difficult

According to health studies, anxiety is the cause of racing thoughts and faster speech. All of these factors can make communication difficult for the affected individuals. 

Anxious patients can feel confused with their thoughts and speak faster to cover up, which can cause slurred or stuttered speech. 

Anxiety patient sitting with their head down

If you’ve anxiety and feel that it’s affecting your daily life, it’s time to seek anxiety treatment

At Advanced Hypnotherapy of Naples, we offer anxiety therapy in Naples and help anxiety patients deal with anxiety’s physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral effects. 

Book an appointment with us to heal your anxiety and get your life back on track. 

Written by

Peter Williams CHt. CHI