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Anxiety

Any change in mood or ability to handle daily stress is a red flag that your body is officially reaching or has reached its breaking point. Anxiety can be reported as someone feeling unpleasant emotionally, and or mild unease to intense fear. This feeling can become amplified with high stress which can manifest as heart palpitations, nausea, chest pain, shortness of breath, stomach aches, and headaches. There are links that connect anxiety to high levels of blood sugar. These symptoms combine to cause a panic attack, or intense feeling of fear.

Anxiety is an ‘all-encompassing’ condition, meaning not only does it affect your emotions, mentality, and physical reactions; it also can be caused by a wide variety of things. Common triggers for Anxiety:

  • Stress
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Sugar
  • Deficiency of B vitamins, niacin, pyridoxine, thiamin, calcium, and magnesium
  • Food allergies
  • Excessive exercising

It is important to remember that anxiety is a protective mechanism that suggests that your body is out of balance. It may have occurred slowly or occurred more rapidly in your life. Regardless, the reality is that you are likely feeling out of control or at the very least, you sense that something is desperately different. If your symptoms are worse with caffeine, an over the counter medication or a new prescription, then letting your doctor know of your observation is critical. Often, a medical professional will advise the limiting of caffeine. We all know that caffeine amps us up, that is the last thing you need. If you do decide to drop caffeine, then be prepared for some adjustments in your body such as headaches. They will go away. Tapering off your caffeine intake over the course of a week will help lessen withdrawal effects.

Regular exercise generally promotes a healthy lifestyle and helps reduce stress. However, in some cases, such as with people who are prone to being anxious, excessive exercise can build-up lactic acid in your blood. This happens when the body’s muscles are working incredibly hard without sufficient oxygen. The body needs oxygen to produce energy. When you are exerting yourself without sufficient oxygen, you get lactic acid build-up, and high levels of lactic acid have been found in the blood of people with anxiety. If you feel you are prone to anxiousness talk to a doctor about maintaining an exercise routine that will not produce excessive fatigue.

Even in the midst of big stressors, it is critical to make time for yourself. Downtime, allows you to recharge your batteries, including your mind and adrenal glands. Find some solitude, whether it is a nice warm daily bath or a walk in a nearby park. It can even just be for ten minutes a day, but try to take some time for yourself.

Make sure you are also getting your sleep and staying true to your exercise and personal time routine. The human body likes predictability, so sticking to as normal a schedule as possible is important and making time for sufficient sleep is essential.
If your anxiety is getting worse or altering your ability to cope with daily living then you should visit with your medical doctor. You may be a candidate for a short-term medication to level things off and get you out of a mental-emotional rut.

If your anxiety is not this severe then there are simple solutions that you may choose to try for a couple of weeks.

A very popular product currently used for helping with anxiety is called L-theanine, which is an amino acid from green tea that can help your body maintain a more peaceful and harmonious level of being. If you decide to purchase this product, please follow the labeling instructions.

A significant issue with anxiety is making sure you and your brain are getting quality sleep. Having difficulty maintaining good Sleep Hygiene is congruent with people who report having anxiety. Experiment with heat and light levels in your sleeping area to maximize your comfort. Also, try an ergonomic pillow. Nano-Sphere pillows are designed to increase microcirculation of blood and oxygen to the brain, and also helps provide the neck and head with the proper cervical support needed. This seems to help people go to sleep and have a deeper, more restful sleep. As anyone that has suffered from a sleepless night or awoken tired will attest, quality sleep is priceless.

Another issue is related to stress. Stress has numerous deleterious effects including promoting
inflammation, increasing susceptibility to illness, and contributing to fatigue and lack of mental focus. Addressing stress is critical if you are serious about creating a strong health foundation for longevity, wellness, and improved quality of life. A first step in stress management may be evaluating your sources of stress using an online assessment tool such as the Stress Solution Tool (SST). It was created to assist you in discovering hidden and unrealized areas of stress that may be robbing your health and quality of life. The SST report will also provide you with suggestions and a way of formulating your stress management plan.

It has also been recommended by leading medical experts that everyone can benefit from taking a high-quality and complete daily multi-vitamin. Few people actually eat a sufficiently healthy and broad diet to ensure the adequate intake of nutrients for all the biochemical processes necessary to not just sustain the human body but to help it truly thrive.

Summary

Anxiety can be a lifelong condition depending on the severity of it. Whether you show signs of mild or extreme anxiety, you should seek professional advice. It can be helpful to pinpoint the source of your anxiety. An evaluation of your dietary habits can help you prevent anxiety attacks or symptoms. Managing your stress levels can play a big part in how you cope with your anxiety.

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