Anxiety is a common evil that afflicts many people these days. We are used to a fast pace of life, having everything available immediately, and real-life does not usually accompany that acceleration that we intend to impose. There are cycles and times in everything surrounding us, and not understanding them can make us fall into anxiety.
Anxiety also comes when our mind does not rest and turns non-stop on the same topic, which most of the time we transform ourselves into problems.
These and some others are the main causes of anxiety, and one of the symptoms of significant anxiety is tremors. Do you want to know a little more about this topic? We invite you to continue reading this article by FastlyHealon about the causes and treatments of tremors in the body due to anxiety.
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Symptoms of anxiety
Anxiety can be caused by various causes that we will see below and on which you have great power to modify most of the time.
In case of anxiety, tremors appear as a sign of too much adrenaline and cortisol in your body. It is a primitive fighting response, which at some point in our evolution helped us to avoid being eaten by a tiger, but what happens when that tiger is not real? When is the tremendous threat you feel due to an account payable? , just to go in the car or to believe that someone thought that your blouse did not match your pants? What I mean is that if that strong alert response is unleashed to minimal stimuli, the repercussions on your body are too intense and too annoying to be able to be well.
These tremors can appear throughout the day; they can be more noticeable when you feel tired or spend many hours in front of screens since this increases anxiety.
Some symptoms of anxiety that you may perceive along with tremors are:
- Dry mouth
- Dry skin
- Trouble sleeping (falling asleep or waking up in the middle of the night).
- Lack of concentration.
- Poor digestion
- Abdominal pain.
- Gastroesophageal reflux.
- Menstrual problems
- Feeling of suffocation
- Shortness of breath.
- Difficulty to swallow.
Next, you will find those causes or factors that can help you feel more anxiety and some tips that you can take to feel much better.
A mind too restless
This is one of the main causes of anxiety and, consequently, the tremors you perceive.
It is the most frequent. Whatever you talk to, it will have happened at some time. The mind seeks to identify with something, and, generally, it is with our pastor with the future. With the past because it goes around repeatedly about things that have happened and that you can no longer modify. And if it has already happened and you can no longer change it, why transform it into a problem that does not let you be at peace?
On the other hand, the mind lives for the future, making plans of what you will say, what you will do, what problems will come, living in fear and fearing things that have not happened to you. And if they haven’t happened, can you modify them? Are they really a problem?
The only sure thing is what you have here and now and, many times, by being with your mind in the past or in the future, you lose what you live. It does not mean living adrift and not doing any planning, but instead having objectives and achieving them as far as you can, but without putting all the expectations on the final result. Like someone who wisely said or sang: “Loving the plot more than the ending.”
What to do?
You have a point earned if you can identify what is causing you anxiety. And if, in addition, you manage to give it the importance that it has in your life and in your being, perhaps it will stop being a problem.
On the other hand, you can resort to any of the following recommendations to help your mind to calm down :
- Concentrate on your breathing.
- Practice deep and rhythmic breathing exercises.
- Read a book. It is advantageous to put the mobile aside in the last hours before sleeping.
- Focus your full attention on what you do: if you cook, just cook and pay attention to the food at your hands and don’t wander with your mind on the other hand.
- Do some activity that requires your concentration, which does not allow your mind to fly, such as dancing or playing an instrument.
The most important thing is to focus on the here and now.
Bad sleep habits
Our habits can make anxiety worse, but the good news is that stress can decrease if you manage to modify them.
Among these habits, something very important is sleep. Our body performs different functions during the day and at night, so respecting these cycles favors its functioning.
Likewise, if your sleep is erratic, you go to bed very late, have dinner just before lying down, use screens before going to sleep, or watch them for many hours during the day, it is easier for you to produce or maintain anxiety tremors.
What to do?
It is important:
- Sleep between 7 and 8 hours.
- Sleeping only at night.
The time to go to sleep is very important, this can vary slightly according to the seasons, but the idea is to go to bed between 10:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. since later the body takes care of critical metabolic activities of cleaning, regeneration of fabrics, and for which you must be already sleeping.
It would be best to avoid sleeping during the day, as it worsens digestion and favors the development of diseases such as diabetes.
Finally, but very important is to make rational and conscious use of the screens. These generate overstimulation of the nervous system and promote dryness in the body. Mobile, tablets, computers, TV …, all these devices should be turned off at least 1 hour before sleeping. In addition, it has been seen that more than 2 hours of daily use of screens promotes anxiety and body dryness and, consequently, tremors.
It is closely linked to not being able to quiet the mind by overloading ourselves with things that many times we do not want to do or live, with living a rhythm of life that perhaps does not do us good.
The truth is that a large part of people undergo a life they do not want to achieve goals that may not be their own. It is complicated for all of us to have the same goals and desires for life, don’t you think?
What to do?
It is difficult to answer this question because only you know what you want, what you really need, what really makes you suitable and the people you love.
Stress could be managed with mindfulness techniques like the ones I suggested when we talked about quieting the mind, but ultimately life choices are what determine in the long term whether you will continue to live in stress or you will be able to live more in tune with what you want. And even more so if it already has repercussions on your body through tremors and anxiety.
In the following article, you can see more Tips to reduce stress.
There is a misconception that the more physical activity you do, the more you discharge stress and the less anxiety you will have, but let me tell you, this is not so.
Physical exercise has multiple benefits since it improves circulation, generates endorphins, and makes you have your mind focused on practice and not on creating problems. Still, excessive physical activity is as harmful as its lack. Not only because you overload your joints, muscles, and bones, which will show injuries over time, but also excess exercise favors dryness in the body the secretion of cortisol and adrenaline, which is also generated with anxiety.
On the other hand, it has also been proven that these substances generate a specific addiction. The more exercise you do, the more you want to do, and if you don’t, you feel bad. This is not a good thing. The extremes, in general, are not usually good, especially if you are looking to reduce anxiety.
What to do?
I’m not saying don’t be physically active, but do it in moderation. Every day half an hour of exercise according to your physical capacity is reasonable. I invite you to check it out and manage your anxiety in this way too.
How to get rid of anxiety tremor
You can use various treatments to calm your anxiety. Of all the options, the one that I recommend the least is sedative or psychiatric medication since you will not be going to the real cause of your anxiety. Still, you will only be forcibly calming the symptoms. In some cases, it is necessary, but knowing that the most important thing is to correct the cause for which the anxiety has appeared and, consequently, the tremors.
Avoid irritating substances
It is essential to avoid those substances that promote anxiety and body dryness and that are often used to calm this feeling:
- The coffee.
- The alcohol.
- Black tea.
Some foods can help reduce anxiety. Assuming that anxiety states are usually associated with more excellent dryness in the body, I invite you to include in your diet:
- Whole grains (especially rice).
- Seasonal fruits and vegetables. I prefer the most colorful ones. Avoid a lot of apples, cabbage, and eggplant.
- Healthy fats: ghee or clarified butter is an ideal complement to your meals and helps in a critical way to improve anxiety and its physical symptoms.
In the treatment of anxiety, some medications are usually used in an attempt to calm the agitated mind, and they also numb other functions. Such is the case with anxiolytics, antidepressants, and even some herbal preparations such as linden. The latter, although natural, tries to fulfill the same function of covering the symptom but without solving the cause.
If you think that it may be necessary in your case, you should go to a professional to indicate the appropriate option for your situation.
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