How can anxiety cause high blood sugar?

How can anxiety cause high blood sugar?

What is anxiety?

According to English dictionary, anxiety is an unpleasant state of mental uneasiness, nervousness, apprehension and obsession or concern about some uncertain event.

Anxiety can also be defined as an intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations that is usually accompanied by fast heart rate, rapid breathing, sweating and feeling tired.

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What causes anxiety?

Anxiety can occur normal in a stressful conditions such as writing an exam, or taking a testi. Anxiety becomes a sign of disease only when the feelings are too much, energy consuming and usually interfere with your day to day activities. But usually anxiety can occur in stressful conditions or emotional conditions like fear, or when one is uncertain of something.

What is anxiety disorder?

Anxiety disorder is a disorder characterized by excessive anxiety. Or anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that is characterized by strong feelings of worry, anxiety or fear that can eventually interfere with your day to day activities.

Symptoms of anxiety disorder

Anxiety disorder symptoms may include:

  • Fatigue
  • Too much worry
  • Negative thoughts

How can anxiety cause high blood sugar?

Anxiety and blood sugar are some how related.

During physical or emotional stress, the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline are being released. These stress hormones cause high blood pressure, increased heart rate and high blood sugar levels.

Sustained release of these hormones may put you at risk of having:

  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Headache
  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Insomnia

Type 2 diabetes and anxiety

People with type 2 diabetes are 10 times more likely to experience anxiety due to the daily hassle of checking blood sugar level, taking medication and contemplating on what food to eat.

Type 2 diabetes may experience anxiety often more than someone without diabetes. Anxiety may become a disorder only when it interferes with your daily activities like taking care of the family and doing your work as it supposed to be done. Women are more prone to experience anxiety than men.

Consult your physician when anxiety interferes with your daily activities for help and advice.

Treatment for anxiety

Treatment for anxiety can be classified as

  1. Self-treatment
  2. Seeking medical advice
  • Self-treatment may include:
  • Physical activity like exercise
  • Healthy diet
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Walking
  • Joining a support group
  • Seeking medical advice:

See a doctor if you:

  • Are thinking about suicide
  • Can’t work or complete activities of daily living
  • Can’t work or maintain relationship
  • Abuse alcohol or other substances
  • Feel sad and slowed down

How to kill anxiety naturally

Anxiety is not a bad thing itself, but when it becomes a struggle or when it interferes with your daily activities, it is a disorder. Here are the list of 10 things to help you fight anxiety naturally:

  1. Exercise
  2. Avoid alcohol
  3. Avoid smoking
  4. Avoid caffeine
  5. Get enough sleep
  6. Meditate
  7. Yoga
  8. Healthy diet
  9. Walking
  10. Read a book (self help book)

Have you learn about how anxiety can cause high blood sugar? Feel free to comment below what you have learn. If you think we miss something don’t hesitate to contact us.

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