You often hear of anxiety, but not many people realize that some of their seemingly unrelated physical symptoms are due to anxiety. But symptoms of anxiety disappear once the cause is eliminated. And in children, it is especially hard to for parents to tell because the cause could be outside the home (such as bullying).
Here is a list of the common physical symptoms of anxiety:
- Cold, clammy hands
- Muscle tension or aches
- Breathlessness or rapid heartbeat
- Dizziness or feelings of lightheadedness
- Tightness in the chest
- Feeling of a lump in the throat
If you suspect anxiety, you can discuss it further with your physician including possible treatment plans to eliminate the cause or treat the symptoms, especially if it is interfering with every day life.