If you worry more than the average Joe about the simple things in life, you could have GAD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder. This anxiety disorder can interrupt your daily life and become debilitating if you worry excessively. GAD can consume a person and their life. Not only can it consume you and your life, GAD can cause other health problems. You can consult your doctor if you feel your worrying is causing you excessive anxieties for treatment options.
Of course we all worry about our jobs, money, relationships, and health daily or on occasion, but when the worries about any of these things or other things to the point it becomes an obsession or irrational. This is where the health problems can kick in. This obsession causes a person to become so distracted with their worries, they get into a state of mind where they are unable to function or be able to do anything else.
For those with GAD, they are unable to focus on anything else from the time they wake until they fall asleep. Even after falling asleep, they may not be able to get a good night’s sleep due to having worried excessively about things that are out of their control. In most instances of worrying, the things they worry about often haven’t any merit. For instance, worrying about how your friend is going to pay for their new car is an example of unneeded worrying.
For example, worrying about what another person is or is not doing is an unfounded worry, especially if the person is a grown adult who is leading their own lives. Another person’s happenings, such as their family or job, has no bearing generally on your life. This type of worrying is unhealthy for those who fall into this area of anxiety. Many times those who excessively worry about what others are doing can have their blood pressure increase, have sleepless nights, restlessness, and some of the other symptoms mentioned below.
Doctors haven’t figured out exactly what causes GAD. This can hinder a diagnosis and treatment. Some common symptoms of GAD are sweating or hot flashes, sleeping problems, appetite changes, fatigue, nausea, problems breathing, headaches, muscle tension, and restlessness. While many of these symptoms, could be a cause for another medical condition, let your doctor know if you are having stress or anxiety problems due to other problems in your life. This can help your doctor with diagnosing GAD or any of the other anxiety disorders.