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It’s perfectly normal to have feelings of fear or unease when dealing with stressful events in your life, but anxiety can sometimes run out of control - interfering with your day-to-day life.

If you’ve been feeling anxious for a long time or feel your anxiety is excessive, this could indicate a disorder or social phobia.

Our doctors can talk through your issues, provide a diagnosis and if needed, prescribe medication or refer you to a specialist for further treatment.

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Anxiety: Symptoms

Having long-term feelings of anxiety can lead to both psychological and physical symptoms, which include:

Psychological symptoms of anxiety:

  • Feeling stressed or worried a great deal of the time
  • Problems getting to sleep
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability and mood swings
  • Feeling very emotional
  • Feeling alert, on edge or being unable to relax

Physical symptoms of anxiety:

Prolonged feelings of anxiety cause your brain to produce an excess of stress hormones, which can lead to a range of unpleasant physical symptoms, including:

  • Feeling (and sometimes being) sick
  • Having an irregular heartbeat
  • Headaches
  • Sweating
  • Dizziness and fainting
  • Frequently going to the toilet
  • Having the feeling of ‘butterflies’ in your stomach
  • A loss of appetite
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Dizziness from anxiety

 What To Do If You Feel Anxious

While it’s tempting to ‘shrug off’ these sort of feelings, if left untreated - long-term feelings of anxiety lead to more serious problems like high blood pressure and a weakened immune system.

If you’re worried about anxiety, or any other mental health issue, don’t delay. Simply hit the button below to talk to a GP right now.

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