It is normal for you to experience stress once in a while, but people with anxiety disorder experience persistence worry about everyday situations. Anxiety is caused by several factors but triggered by stress and other outside forces. However, you can trigger it with negative thoughts that tell you something terrible will happen. Factors that may contribute to your anxiety include:

Stressful Events

These stressful events in your life may include:

  • Experiencing trauma
  • Experiencing stress from work or school
  • Problems in your marriage or relationship
  • Fear that a natural disaster like hurricane will happen
  • Insufficient oxygen in high altitude areas
  • Pregnancy and giving birth
  • Phobias, such as going to the dentist
  • Major emotional shock followed by stressful events

Medical Factors

Medical factors adding to your anxiety include:

  • Heart disease and other severe illness
  • Side effects of prescription medication
  • A blood clot in the lungs that leads to lack of oxygen
  • Diabetes
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Respiratory disorder such as asthma

Substance Use and Abuse

Some people use alcohol to manage anxiety but end up being addicts. Alcohol is known to intensify anxiety condition especially when it starts to wear off, and due to this, if you are in this situation, it is advisable to get assistance. Anxiety may also result from:

  • When blood becomes intoxicated with illicit drugs such as cocaine
  • Sudden withdrawal from illicit drugs such as heroin or from a drug that has a prescription such as Vicodin


Researchers have shown that, if a family has a history of anxiety, there is a high likelihood that some of the relatives will develop it, that is, anxiety can be genetic therefore increasing the chances of being passed from parents to children. You are supposed to note that, having a family member or relative that experience this condition does not mean that you will automatically experience an anxiety disorder.



Pin It on Pinterest