Too much worries

so much to worry about


Worrying too much and for no apparent reason can cause you stress

Negative thoughts, anxieties, worries often unmotivated and not justified by a real danger. It is not just a matter of passing ideas that torment us and fill us with anxiety, putting us in a bad mood and generating tension. There is much more and there are so many good reasons to try to stay calm, stop worrying and worry about nonsense.

It is David Ropeik, author of How risky is it, really? Why our fears don’t always match the facts. The more we worry, the more we exacerbate our symptoms. This is why not simply thinking about it and not giving too much weight to a headache rather than an exam can provide immediate relief.


But what happens in our body when we are overwhelmed by anxiety and fear, triggered not by real danger but by our mind?

The escape mechanism that activates too often and without a reason accelerates breathing and heart rate, raising blood pressure. All risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, the big killers in the world today.

Stress lowers our immune defenses, makes the healing process more difficult and exposes you to a greater risk of contracting diseases. Furthermore, it alters the chemistry of our blood, generating greater chances of developing diabetes. Chronic stress, in turn, is associated with chronic depression.

Don't less your stress rule your life

Then there are the effects on the digestive system that we all know because, at least once in life, anxiety struck us in the stomach. In the long run, anxieties reduce the protective fluids of the digestive tract lining, aggravating the risk and severity of ulcers and other digestive disorders.

Stress alters the formation of new cells and exposes them to the risk of baldness. In subjects under stress, in addition, the ability to store data is also altered. Furthermore, fertility can also be compromised.

Obviously all this happens when we get used to considering stress as normal, to live and live with stress, not because of sporadic worries and anxieties. The expert therefore recommends limiting fear, stress and anxiety to situations of real danger, trying to develop greater self-control and to think positively when there is no reason to worry.

12 thoughts on “Too much worries

  1. Bethan Roy says:

    It is normal to feel anxious once in a while. Especially if your life is full of sources of stress or you’re having a hard time.

  2. Farrah Powers says:

    Living with generalized anxiety disorder can be a big challenge. In many cases, it could present along with other anxiety or mood disorders.

  3. Elisabeth Wagstaff says:

    As I heard people say, women are more likely to develop an anxiety disorder, I wondered if this was a confirmed theory or another finding of those myths with no real basis

  4. Sonia Stark says:

    More than a distinction between men and women I would say that this is a more common disorder in shy people or those with a strong negative emotion, people who tend to avoid danger may be more prone to generalized anxiety disorder

  5. Kim Bowes says:

    A specialist doctor in this field visited my daughter and said that a life story with traumatic events or negative experiences both in childhood and in recent times can increase the risk of developing generalized anxiety disorder.

  6. Kacie Steele says:

    Generalized anxiety disorder often occurs along with other psychological problems. This can make the treatment much more difficult.

  7. Dionne Bob says:

    Some problems that may be present along with generalized anxiety disorder are: Phobias, Panic disorder, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Depression, Use of substances.

  8. Yisroel Maynard says:

    After observing my son, who is now 13, we have come to the conclusion that he is “affected”, if that term can be used, by OCD. It all started with some sort of trauma he had after a great delusion he suffered with some of his friends. He was otherwise a very normal children. Right now he has trouble to get in crowded places, speak-up in front of people and has strong anxiety and panic attacks. We are concerned for what this could mean in the future but trying to solve this in the family rather to assign him to a therapist.

  9. Hywel Pritchard says:

    Thanks for sharing your story, it is very similar to our daughter who is now preferring to spend all her days in her room and refuses to socialize.

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