Information in simple English

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a natural human response to a threatening or stressful environment. 

Anxiety sufferers avoid anxiety-inducing events, and they frequently struggle with relationships, school and work performance, social activities, and recreation.

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

  • restlessness or impatience
  • sensations of dread or terror
  • swift heart beat
  • hyperventilation (rapid breathing)
  • excessive sweating
  • muscular twitching
  • drowsiness
  • focusing or thinking clearly
  • insomia
  • gastrointestinal issues such as gas, constipation, or diarrhoea


How to eradicate anxiety?

Anxiety has an important function in keeping us attentive and alive, so getting rid of it is neither possible nor desirable. The goal of treatment is to keep anxiety under control. Anxiety can be effectively managed through therapy, medication, or a combination of both. Lifestyle factors such as frequent exercise and deep breathing are critical in reducing anxiety.