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Anxiety can be defined as a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome. Everyone gets affected by anxiety at some point or the other in their lives. Anxiety in certain situations like before an important meeting, while addressing a crowd, etc are considered as completely normal. However, the problem arises when a person starts to feel anxious for little things and at all times. Usually, anxiety is not considered as such a big issue as a majority of the people believe that it will fade away with time. However, addressing anxiety issues is extremely important and keeping that in mind, let us understand the various causes of anxiety:
Underlying health conditions: Various conditions like thyroid, panic disorders, heart disease, respiratory disorders, etc are most likely linked with anxiety. Treatment of these underlying conditions with the help of a doctor can help reduce anxiety.
Heavy consumption or the withdrawal of illicit substances: The dependency on certain illicit drugs have a massive list of negative consequences including anxiety. Withdrawal from these drugs causes a chemical imbalance in the body which can lead to anxiety.
Stress/Pressure: In some cases, Anxiety can also be caused due to stress and pressure. Problems in personal relationships, work-related pressure, the death of a loved one, financial stress, etc pushes a person to always assume the worst possible outcome which adds to their levels of anxiety.
Genes: Just like other personality traits, anxiety can be also passed on from generation to generation. Kids who are used to seeing their parents worry about little things and always assume the worst tend to do the same and thus become victims of anxiety.
Anxiety Disorders: Some people suffer from anxiety disorders like Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, etc. Consulting a specialist doctor is the best way to treat these anxiety-related disorders.
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