Anxiety Treatment


Anxiety Treatment & Remedies

Sometimes there is a medical cause for panic and anxiety attacks; other times it is a state of the mind. Medical symptoms often present themselves when biological problems underlie the cause of panic and anxiety.

Some of the physical symptoms include seizures, cardiovascular issues, diabetes, inner ear problem, asthmas, and hypothyroid problems. If the problem is not medical, there are likely emotional, spiritual, relationship, mental or other personal problems.

Often a person feels alone when suffering from anxiety problems. The reality is you are not alone; rather millions of people suffer panic attacks, anxiety, and phobia. In fact, statistics show that 14.6% of the population suffer symptoms of anxiety, and this number has increased in recent years.

Usually people suffer from GAD - Generalized Anxiety Disorders. This often causes anxiety and panic attacks that stem from exaggerated or unrealistic experiences according to experts. In other words, a person will often experience anxiety arising from excessively worrying thoughts.

What are the symptoms?

A few symptoms are motor tensions including fatigue, trembles, shakiness, or twitching. Sometimes the person will experience tensions, such as restlessness, or soreness, aches or muscle tension.

There may be lumpy throats, problems swallowing, shortness of breath, sensations of smothering and so forth. The body's autonomic responses can also cause dizziness, dry mouth, diarrhea, abdominal discomforts, nausea, and frequent visits to the bathroom, as well as heart palpitations, sweatiness, chills, hot flashes, and clammy hands.

Vigilance is often apparent in GAD. The person may feel like he/she is keyed and on the edge and may also feel irritable and exaggerate startling responses - "overreacting". Furthermore, there may be feelings of anxiety while lacking the ability to concentrate.

Most of the problems we experience regarding panic come from the inability to cope with stress, and face fears. While many of the symptoms in each type of anxiety issues are valid, some are left to be answered truly.

There are a number of herbal treatents for anxiety that can be helpful. For instance, Rhodiola Rosea is the latest natural remedy to join the arsenal of natural anxiety and stress reducers.

Rhodiola Rosea, also known as Golden Root, is a native plant of arctic Siberia. For centuries it has been used by eastern European and Asian cultures for physical endurance, work productivity, longevity, resistance to high altitude sickness, and to treat fatigue, depression, anemia, impotence, gastrointestinal ailments, infections, and nervous system disorders.

Despite its long history, the Western world has only recently become aware of the health benefits of Rhodiola Rosea. It has come to the attention of many natural health practitioners because of studies which tested its effect on combating anxiety and stress.

Rhodiola Rosea is considered an adaptogen. This means it has an overall stabilizing effect on the body without disrupting other functions. Its ability to normalize hormones may be effective for treating depression and anxiety.

Studies of Rhodiola Rosea show that it stimulates neurotransmitters and enhances their effects on the brain. This includes the ability for the brain to process serotonin which helps the body to adapt to stress.

Despite the implied passion in the name, Passion Flower is one of the traditional calming herbs that have been used to treat anxiety, insomnia, and even hysteria. Many over the counter supplements include Passion Flower in their ingredients along with other "quietening" herbs such as Valerian and Lemon Balm.

When following these treatments to control anxiety, be sure to adhere strictly to the guidelines prescribed by your doctor for each one.

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