Anxiety is not uncommon.
In fact, it’s the most common mental illness in U.S.
Still, many of us walk around wondering, “why am I anxious for no reason?” Anxiety is the most frustrating when it seems to come out of nowhere, for no reason.
Can you get anxiety out of nowhere?
For some people, anxiety can also cause panic attacks and extreme physical symptoms, like chest pain. But for some people, anxiety attacks can be triggered for no reason at all. For that reason, it’s important to discover any anxiety triggers that you may have.
What causes random anxiety?
These common external factors can cause anxiety:
- Stress at work.
- Stress from school.
- Stress in a personal relationship such as marriage.
- Financial stress.
- Stress from an emotional trauma such as the death of a loved one.
- Stress from a serious medical illness.
- Side effect of medication.
- Use of an illicit drug, such as cocaine.
What does an anxiety attack feel like?
For doctors to diagnose a panic attack, they look for at least four of the following signs: sweating, trembling, shortness of breath, a choking sensation, chest pain, nausea, dizziness, fear of losing your mind, fear of dying, feeling hot or cold, numbness or tingling, a racing heart (heart palpitations), and feeling
What medical conditions cause anxiety?
Examples of medical problems that can be linked to anxiety include:
- Heart disease.
- Thyroid problems, such as hyperthyroidism.
- Respiratory disorders, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma.
- Drug misuse or withdrawal.