Now a days, people undergo a lot of stress from attending to the needs of loved ones, along with the regular mundane pressures of work and household responsibilities. Women are the most affected in this chain of events as primary sustainers of our society. They undergo severe stress and experience several related symptoms. Let us divulge into the issue of Anxiety, its impact on us and most effective remedies.
Many of us operate in an ever present state of low anxiety, also called as generalized anxiety. This sometimes explodes into full grown panic attacks, phobia, and anxiety disorders etc especially as menopause sets in. Several people are so accustomed to living with anxiety that until a disorder sets in, it is often ignored or not mentioned.
Anxiety is an emotional state in which a person feels uneasy, apprehensive, or fearful and it is experienced normally in alien, unpredictable or uncontrollable situations. Women are more prone to anxiety due to variety of biological, cultural and psychological factors.
There is also some evidence that women become more anxious when their levels of estrogen and progesterone are low, such as in premenstrual syndrome (PMS), time of delivery, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), post-partum depression, and menopause.
Every person experiences some degree of anxiety. But when it becomes chronic, then it is a problem. Anxiety results or causes several other related disorders. At a low level, it manifest as symptoms of worry, doubt, excess sweating, trembling, dizziness, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, dry mouth, restlessness and at higher levels cause fatigue, gastrointestinal upset, hot flushes, increased urination, blood pressure, heart attacks, migraines, muscular problems, ulcers
Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent of the psychiatric disorders. They are two to three times more frequent in women than in men, negatively influence the quality of a person's life, lead to costly medical workups and cause general deterioration in overall health and well-being.
What Causes Anxiety?
The precise cause of anxiety is not known and is most often today viewed as the result of a mix of influences - situational, biological and psychological -that varies from person to person.
A variety of anxiety disorders including generalized anxiety disorder, phobias, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder are all results of prolonged anxiety. Anxiety disorders are often accompanied by other medical conditions such as depression, schizophrenia, multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, hypoglycemia, and pre-menstrual syndrome, just to name a few.
Anxiety can occur along with depression and great functional impairment occurs. It can also be caused by alcohol and substance abuse, life events and trauma, a lack of close personal relationships etc. Hence treatment at the very basic level starts with friends or family identifying symptoms and providing emotional support and getting medical help as soon as possible.
Often, just talking with a doctor or counselor about the symptoms one is experiencing and learning more about the nature of anxiety can demystify it to some degree. Anxiety is a straightforward and very treatable condition. In many cases treatment results in the person feeling as though they are living for the first time.
Medication and nutrition should be considered when treating anxiety. Caffeine in coffee, soda, alcohol, diet soda, chocolate and some aspirin preparations can precipitate or exaggerate anxiety.
Anxiety is a very treatable disease. If left untreated, it affects the entire family and is so costly to your sense of self worth, productivity and enjoyment of life.
The generally available Anxiety medication like BENZODIAZEPINES, BETA BLOCKERS, TRICYCLIC ANTIDEPRESSANTS, MONOAMINE OXIDASE INHIBITORS, SELECTIVE SEROTONIN REUPTAKE INHIBITORS, mild tranquilizers and anticonvulsants (Xanax, Valium, Serax, Tofranil, Norpramin, Effexor, Prozac, Luvox, Zoloft, Paxil etc) treat anxiety at a short term and the most commonly reported side effects of anxiety medications are headaches, nausea, stomach upset, dizziness, and sexual dysfunction. Anxiety medications can also be habit forming, and long-term use can make withdrawal difficult. Relapse rates are high when drug treatment is stopped.
HOMEOPATHIC HELP FOR ANXIETY:
People are unique in their genetic makeup, appearance, personalities, circumstances, upbringing, culture and socialization. As a result, no two people express anxiety (or any other illness) the same way. Homeopathy’s success is based on recognizing and honoring the uniqueness of each patient, and the results are remarkable.
Especially in cases of women, who are more in tune with their minds and bodies than most men are, Homeopathic
remedies are a great choice because they are free of side effects and less expensive than conventional medicines.
Highly individualised Homeopathic remedies target very specific symptoms of anxiety (for example: anxiety is
accompanied by restlessness, skin is clammy, can't sleep because you review the day's events, fear many things, including the dark, being alone, or dying etc which do not have specific remedies in conventional medicine). These treat the whole person reaching to the underlying cause and bringing back the balance.
OTHER SOLUTIONS: Stress can exacerbate anxiety, so adopt relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation, and tai chi, eating healthy food like fresh fruits and vegetables, avoiding smoking, drinking etc to effectively target anxiety. Acupressure and Energy Medicine have also proved useful in removing Anxiety Disorders.
Do not remain untreated from an ailment only because you do not know that it is actually curable with natural therapies like Homeopathy. They offer amazing treatment for most chronic and recurring ailments.