Understanding the Dangers of Ignoring Anxiety

Mar 27, 2024


Understanding the Dangers of Ignoring Anxiety


Hello everyone,

I'm Dr. Sarah Baxley, and today I want to talk to you about something very important: anxiety. Anxiety is a feeling of worry or fear that everyone experiences from time to time. However, when anxiety starts to interfere with daily life and is left untreated, it can lead to serious consequences.

One of the risks of leaving anxiety untreated is the impact it can have on your physical health. Studies have shown that chronic anxiety can contribute to a range of health problems, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and weakened immune system. For example, imagine a student who is constantly worried about school and exams. If this anxiety is not addressed, it could lead to physical symptoms like headaches, stomachaches, and trouble sleeping.

Another danger of ignoring anxiety is the toll it can take on your mental well-being. Persistent anxiety can lead to depression, substance abuse, and even suicidal thoughts. Take the case of a young adult who is overwhelmed by social anxiety. Without proper treatment, this individual may start avoiding social situations altogether, which could impact their relationships, academic performance, and overall happiness.

It's important to remember that help is available. If you or someone you know is struggling with anxiety, don't hesitate to reach out for support. At Access Now Primary Care, we are here to help you manage your anxiety and improve your quality of life.

To schedule an appointment with me, Dr. Sarah Baxley, please call us at 850-842-1403 or book an appointment online at our website Remember, taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking care of your physical health.

Don't let anxiety hold you back from living your best life. Reach out to us today and take the first step towards a healthier, happier you.

Best wishes,

Dr. Sarah Baxley