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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Stress and Anxiety – There’s No Separating Them!

You hear it all the time – probably from nearly every person that you know – “I’m SO stressed out!” Pressures are all around us in this world today. These pressures cause stress and anxiety, and we are often ill-equipped and unprepared to deal with those stressors that trigger anxiety and other feelings that can make us sick. Literally, sick.
The statistics are staggering. One in every eight Americans between the ages of 18-54 suffers from an anxiety disorder of some type. This totals over 19 million people! Research conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health has shown that anxiety disorders are the number one mental health problem among American women and are second only to alcohol and drug abuse by men.
Women suffer from anxiety almost twice as much as men. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in America, surpassing even depression in numbers and anxiety is the most common mental health issue facing adults over 65 years of age. Anxiety disorders cost the U.S. over $40 billion annually in health care and unemployment. To make matters worse, anxiety sufferers see an average of five doctors before being successfully diagnosed.
Unfortunately, stress and anxiety go hand in hand. In fact, one of the major symptoms of stress is anxiety. And stress accounts for 80 percent of all illnesses either directly or indirectly.
In fact, stress is more dangerous than we thought. It’s pretty well known that it can raise your blood pressure, thus increasing the likelihood of a stroke in the distant future, but recently a health insurance brochure claimed that 90 percent of visits to a primary care physician were stress-related disorders.
Health Psychology magazine reports that chronic stress can interfere with the normal function of the body's immune system. And studies have proven that stressed individuals have an increased vulnerability to catching an illness and are more susceptible to allergic, autoimmune, and cardiovascular diseases.

Most doctors agree that with chronic stress, the functions of the body that are nonessential to survival, such as the digestive and immune systems, shut down. "This is why people get sick," he says. "There are also many occurrences of psychosomatic illness, an illness with an emotional or psychological side to it."

Furthermore, stress often “pushes” people to respond in unhealthy ways such as smoking, drinking to much alcohol, eating poorly, or becoming physically inactive. This damages the body in addition to the wear and tear of the stress itself.
Stress is a part of daily life. It’s how we react to stress that makes all the difference in maintaining our health and well-being. Pressures occur throughout life and those pressures cause stress. You need to realize that you will never completely get rid of stress in your life, but you can learn coping techniques that allow you to live life to it’s fullest rather than allowing the stress and anxiety to control you.
Panic Away teaches you natural methods to control and defeat panic and anxiety attacks forever. Your life becomes your own once again and you’re freed, not from stress, but from having the stress induced panic attacks rule your life and prevent you from doing the things you used to enjoy.


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