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Anxiety Symptoms in Men

Rashida Khilawala
Fear and anxiety can badly affect one's life. And the worst part about it is that men are less likely to talk about it. So, how would you know if you or someone you know is suffering from anxiety? Let's see an information on the symptoms of anxiety in men.
Men have a lot of stressful issues in life. Sure they don't have to worry about monthly menstruation or accidental pregnancy which can cause terrible anxiety symptoms in women, but they have a lot of other factors to worry about.
In light of the fact that we live in a very competitive time, it would be impossible to live an anxiety-free life, unless you were a monk. Everyone deals with a certain level of anxiety, which is normal in today's age. However, it is when this anxiety reaches a point when it affects your regular lifestyle, that you should be alarmed.
Anxiety symptoms in men are as common as they are in women. However the reasons differ. Due to the dogma that men cannot seem physically or emotionally weak in any way, many men refuse to get the much-needed help for anxiety. 
They try to hide it from everyone else. This adds to their anxiety even more. This affects their lifestyle in a negative manner, pushing them deeper into anxiety. It is a vicious circle that continues.
So, if you are wondering how does anxiety affect men, here is how. So how would you know if someone around you, or you yourself, are suffering from anxiety disorders? Keep a look out for these simple but tell-tale symptoms of anxiety in men.

Some Common Anxiety Symptoms Seen in Men

Irritability and Impatience

The basic symptoms of anxiety in men are irritability and impatience. Men will always be at the edge of their temper, and will "lose it" pretty fast. They will also be surprisingly fearful.
As in, they will be wary of every tiny detail, because they are super scared that something will go wrong. This aspect will not affect each area of their lives, however, it will affect most. This particular symptom requires their families to be very understanding and accommodating till they are back to normal.


Men face sleep disorders when faced with anxiety. They will sleep very light or will not sleep at all. All night TV sessions will become a regular factor. This will make them edgy and cranky.
Insomnia is a very regular symptom of anxiety disorder. They will be so worried about that which is causing them anxiety, that they will be unable to sleep. In this case, they need to refer to ways to fall asleep.

Body Aches and Fatigue

Fatigue is a part of the story when in comes to anxiety. Due to the aforementioned lack of sleep and loss of temper, men seem to feel extremely physically tired.
This fatigue also takes a toll on their emotional and mental health. As such, they get more and more sucked into the feeling of being completely fatigued out. Anxiety and chest pain go hand in hand with the fatigue as well.

Digestive Disorders

Digestive system takes quite a hit when faced with anxiety, in men. It is one of the most primal physical manifestations of their anxiety disorder. Flatulence, constipation, diarrhea, and other digestion related issue surface very easily in the light of anxiety disorder. 
They tend to urinate very often as well. Respiratory difficulty is also noticed very often. Men tend to develop respiratory disorders when dealing with anxiety disorder.


Headaches are also very common for men having anxiety disorder. More so, they will have fever, and will tend to perspire a lot. All other personal symptoms that one may have, associated to nervousness, will surface when one is battling an anxiety disorder.
Anxiety symptoms in men are often followed by symptoms of depression. The symptoms will be few and mild in the start. But due to the combination of anxiety and depression, they will multiply faster.
If you know anyone who is showing any of these symptoms, observe if he seems too stressed or anxious, and get him professional help at the earliest.
Disclaimer: The information provided is solely for educating the reader. It is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a medical expert.