Anxiety - Balance Hormone Solutions

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a normal human emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure. Nearly everyone experiences some anxiety in their life.

Anxiety becomes a disorder when symptoms are excessive, irrational, or difficult to control. This can interfere with daily activities like work, school or relationships. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting over 19% of adults each year.

Common symptoms of anxiety include:

Anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, panic disorder and more. Effective treatments for anxiety are available and include therapy, medications or alternative approaches like dietary supplements.

If you struggle with overwhelming worry or other disruptive anxiety symptoms, know that you are not alone. Reach out to a mental health professional or your doctor to explore options for managing anxiety and improving your quality of life. The caring medical team at Balance Hormone Solutions also offers customized anti-anxiety protocols utilizing bioidentical hormones and other integrative treatments to help patients find relief. Schedule a consultation today to learn more.

What causes anxiety?

The exact cause is unclear but likely involves a complex interaction of environmental stressors and genetic, brain chemistry and personality factors. Trauma and adverse life experiences also play a role for some people. Imbalances in key neurotransmitters like serotonin seem related as well.

Can anxiety be cured?

For many, the goal is not necessarily to "cure" anxiety completely but rather to successfully manage symptoms. With professional support and consistent treatment, most people with anxiety disorder lead productive, fulfilling lives. Committing to a healthy lifestyle is also important - regular exercise, sufficient sleep, a nutrient-rich diet, stress management tools and meaningful social connections can all help tame anxiety.

I hope this overview on the key aspects of anxiety disorders gives you a helpful starting point for further learning. Wishing you health and happiness on your journey!

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