According to the National Institute of Mental Health, over 40 million adults in the United States suffer from anxiety. While women are more likely to suffer from anxiety disorders, men are less likely to receive treatment for it. Oftentimes men do not get treatment they need or ignore the problem altogether due to the stigma associated with anxiety in men and the idea of toxic masculinity. It is important to break the stereotypes associated with mental health and men and normalize taking care of your mental health.
Anxiety in Men: The Physical Signs
Anxiety manifests in our bodies not only mentally, but physically as well. These symptoms can include things like the feeling of your heart racing, sweating excessively, restlessness, dizziness, shortness of breath, difficulty sleeping, as well as panic attacks. It is important to be aware of what the physical symptoms of anxiety in men and women look like so that you can recognize them the next time they occur.
Anxiety in Men: The Mental Signs
Men may often find themselves brushing off severe anxiety issues as general stress. But it is important to recognize when these feelings become severe, so that they don’t continue to negatively affect your mental and physical well-being. Symptoms include, constant fear and worry, feeling overwhelmed, or insomnia. These symptoms often make it hard to work, sleep and maintain your relationships, and require attention.
How to Manage Anxiety: Tracking Your Vitals
If you have constant feelings of anxiety, stress or overwhelm, it is beneficial to keep track of your stress levels and symptoms of stress and anxiety. This can include tracking your vital signs such as heart rate, heart rate variability, oxygen saturation, and blood pressure. These key vital signs are closely related to stress, and seeing physical manifestations of your stress can help you identify when you need to take a step back and evaluate the way you manage it.
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