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
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
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