4. Dizziness is a common symptom of anxiety
You may feel dizzy and disoriented, which may cause you to feel like you’re going to faint. This is caused by hyperventilation in reaction to a stressor.
If you’re worried about passing out or fainting when faced with these scary situations, remember that it’s almost impossible! You pass out when blood pressure is weak, leaving the heart lacking oxygen and blood. However, in anxiety-producing situations, your blood pressure will likely rise, which is why it’s improbable that you faint during an anxiety attack.
Another symptom of anxiety is paleness, which usually happens in moments of extreme paleness because the blood is sent to our muscles to prepare to a fight or flight situation. In these cases, try to remember that it’s a normal, biological process, and there isn’t anything to worry about.
How to help: Rule out any underlying health issues.
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