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Anxiety is essentially an extended state of being worried, anxious or restless, that is often referred to as being ‘nervous’. It is believed that Anxiety is among the most omnipresent of all healthcare conditions in the world, affecting both men and women across all age-groups. Even children as young as four years have been diagnosed with anxiety or anxiety-like symptoms. Apart from compromising the quality of life of the sufferer, anxiety tends to create serious problems that are called neurological disorders. These can be understood as serious problems of the nervous system that are triggered by anxiety.
This is most visible among patients who have just suffered an anxiety attack. An anxiety attack is established when the nervous system becomes overloaded, i.e. a though or concern tends to initiate such a complex disturbance in the biochemical and electrical circuits of the nerves that the entire nervous system becomes overloaded, unable to perform normally. Thus, the usual signals are not relayed to the rest of the body. During an anxiety attack, the neurotransmitter levels can fall or spike astronomically. This causes irreparable damage to the nervous system of the sufferer. The resulting disparity among the chemicals of the brain in turn induces a series of neurological conditions that can be acute or chronic in nature. This is why many people with a history of anxiety or anxiety attacks develop lifelong neurological problems like:
- Tremors in the hand or feet
- Unresolved headaches
- Unexplained body aches
- Inability to concentrate for a long time
- Fainting spells
- Sweating episodes
- Disturbed sleep patterns
While some of these anxiety-linked neurological problems can be resolved by taking daily medications, some are so serious that only their intensity can be controlled, i.e. they cannot be cured. The more serious of such neurological problems include Speech Problems. Many anxiety sufferers develop lifelong stammering problems or the inability to pronounce world properly. Others tend to develop an increased tendency to suffer from fits of seizures every time they face a slightly challenging or threatening condition. Many anxiety patients complain about strange skin sensations wherein they feel that something is crawling upon their skin while others might complain about total absence of sensation is some parts of their body. Such people are also prone to developing vision-related problems though neurological disorders causing blindness or seriously decreased visual acuity are quite rare.
A common condition among such individuals is sexual dysfunctions. Such people are unable to procreate and suffer from problems like erectile dysfunction, dryness of genital parts or the inability to sustain their libido. Another common anxiety-linked neurological disorder is Restless Leg Syndrome. This includes more-than-average uncontrolled or anxious movement of the leg. Here, the patient develops a compulsion to keep moving or shaking his legs, many times in a slightly violent manner. The most common of such problems are sleep disorders and chronic depression.