Anxiety and Remedies

by GuestPoster on January 9, 2012

Worrying about certain things is actually normal. It is just a normal reaction to life’s stressor such as when under pressure or in the presence of any threat or danger. All of us can benefit to a certain amount of anxiety because it can help in maximizing our performances. A release of small amount of adrenaline is released in a person’s body when the emergency mode, the fight or flight response, is activated. This usually happens during difficult situations such as when under pressure because of the deadline for your project, taking examinations, job interviews or even when an unknown dog barks at you. This keeps us stay alert on the things around us and focused on what we do. However, there are people who perceive normal situations at different level, thus responding to it inappropriately. When anxiety becomes constant, too overwhelming and seems uncontrollable to the extent that it can interfere with your ability to live normally and function properly, it may fall to any types of anxiety disorder. Major types of anxiety disorder include generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder. Anxiety causes may differ from each anxiety disorder however there are similar factors that greatly contribute to the development of these disorders such as genetics, brain chemistry and life experiences. A person who has a family member who is suffering from any type of anxiety is at higher risk of developing one too. This is the reason why stress and depression should be avoided to lessen the possibility of having anxiety disorder. In addition, having an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise can result to imbalance in neurotransmitters in the brain that can trigger anxiety as well.

Developing anxiety disorder is obviously related to the kind of lifestyle that you have. Changing and improving your lifestyle can definitely help in preventing and reducing anxiety. A healthy diet which includes eating vegetables and fruits, and drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day should be the top of your list. Sometimes, nutrients that we eat are not enough for the needs of our bodies; taking vitamins and mineral supplements can be an alternative for this deficiency.  Magnesium, B vitamins, Vitamin C, calcium and iron are some of the nutrients that can help fight anxiety. Next is, regular physical exercises such as long walks and jogging can help in reducing and discharging excess anxiety as well. Playing sports such as tennis and swimming is a healthy exercise also. Stimulants such as caffeine, nicotine, refined sugars, processed foods, preservatives, alcohol and using of prohibited drugs should be avoided also. Relationships can also affect our mental and emotional stability. Keeping our relationships with other people healthy can also help. Always make time to have quality bonding with your family and friends, talking with them about your worries and problems cannot just help you reduce anxiety but being able to feel the support of your loved ones make you confident to overcome your problems and make you stronger inside and out. Reading inspirational articles such as the success stories of previous anxiety patients and listening to soothing music can help as well.

Medication is not always the answer for every disease and disorder. Sometimes, just improving the way you live and being happy are the missing puzzles to get your normal life back.

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