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Anxiety Disorder

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Also Called / Related Problems:

 

  •  Anxiety / Anxiety Disorder / Chronic Anxiety Disorder / Acute Anxiety Disorder / Panic Attacks

What is it?

  •  It can be acute or chronic.
  •  Acute anxiety disorder often manifests itself in episodes commonly known as panic attacks.
  •  A panic attack is an instance in which the body’s natural “fight or flight” reaction occurs at the wrong time. This is a complex, involuntary response in which the body prepares itself to deal with an emergency situation.
  • Chronic anxiety disorder is a milder, more generalised form

 

Possible Causes / Contributing Factors:

  •  Experts believe that panic attacks are caused by a malfunction in brain chemistry, wherein the brain sends false “emergency signals”.
  • Hyperactivity in certain areas of the brain causes the release of norepinephrine, which causes the pulse, blood pressure, and breathing to become more rapid, producing the classic symptoms of a panic attack.

 

What Happens in a panic attack:

  •  Stress causes the body to produce more adrenal hormones, particularly adrenaline.
  •  Increased adrenaline causes the body to increase its metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates to quickly produce energy for the body to use.
  •  Muscles tense and the heartbeat and breathing becomes more rapid.
  • Even the composition of the blood changes slightly making it more prone to clotting.
  • In the case of real emergency (such as an accident or natural disaster), this reaction is normal but at other times this adrenaline can be distressing.
  • The person experiencing the panic attack is overwhelmed with a sense of impending disaster or death which makes it impossible for them to think clearly.
  • Other feelings that go with a panic attach are; shortness of breath, smothering or claustrophobic feeling, heart palpitations, chest pain dizziness, hot flashes, chills, trembling, numbness or tingling in the extremities, sweating, nausea, feeling of unreality, and a distorted perception of time passage.
  • Usually abrupt and intense.
  •  The person having the attack often thinks he/she is having a heart attack or stroke.

 

Panic Attack Triggers:

  • Stress (conscious or unconscious)
  • Certain emotions
  • Response to certain foods, drugs or illness
  • Food allergies
  • Caffeine
  • Many who suffer from acute anxiety disorder fear being alone or visiting public places because they fear having a panic attack. Many psychologists believe that some panic attacks are self-induced due to the fear of having the panic attack.

 

What are the long Term Effects of Anxiety Disorder?

  • Eventually anxiety disorder can lead to:

          1.     Generalised aches and pains

          2.     Muscular twitching and stiffness

          3.     Depression

          4.     Insomnia

          5.     Nightmares and early waking

          6.     Decreased libido

          7.     Abnormal feelings of tension

          8.     Inability to relax

How can our Products help:

(It is always advisable to consult with your health care practitioner before taking any nutritional supplement)

Unless otherwise specified, the dosages here are recommended for adults. For a child between the ages of twelve and seventeen, reduce the dose to three-quarters the recommended amount. For a child between six and twelve, use half the recommended dose, for a child under six, use one-quarter the recommended amount.

  • Calmag 100Tabs or Hi Bio Calmag 90Tabs  is a natural tranquilizer and helps to relieve anxiety, tension, nervousness, muscular spasms, and tics.
  • Multivitamin Enzyme Active High Potency 60 or 30Veggiecaps to provide all the needed nutrients in balance.
  • Selenium Complex + 60 / 30 Tabs is a powerful antioxidant that protests the heart.
  • Vita B Complex 100Tabs helps maintain system function.
  • Vita B1 Thiamine Advanced Enzyme Active 60Caps helps to reduce anxiety and has a calming effect on the nerves.
  • Vita B6 Pyridoxine 100Tabs a known energizer which also exerts a calming effect.
  • Vita C 100Tabs is necessary for proper function of adrenal glands and brain
  • Vita E Enzyme Active 60VeggieCaps helps transport oxygen to brain cells and protects them from free radical damage.
  • Zinc 60Tabs can have a calming effect on the central nervous system.
  • Chromium Picolinate 400 60Tabs Chromium deficiency can produce symptoms of anxiety.
  • L-Glutamine 60Caps has a mild tranquilizing effect.
  • Melatonin 60/20Tabs is a natural sleep aid.
  • A Body under stress is more vulnerable to free radical damage , Ginkgo Biloba 60Tabs or Tincture 50ml, Bilberry Fruit 60Caps, Bilberry Leaf 60Caps or Bilberry leaf Tincture 50ml, Milk Thistle 60Caps or Tincture 50ml are rich in flavanoids that neutralize free radicals.
  • Chamomile 60Caps or Tincture, Cramp Bark Tincture 50ml, Hops Tincture 50ml, Motherwort Tincture 50ml, Passion Flower Tincture 50ml, Skullcap Tincture 50ml promote relaxation and aid in preventing panic attacks. Do not use chamomile on an ongoing basis as a ragweed allergy may result. Avoid it completely if you are allergic to ragweed.
  • Fennel 60Caps or Tincture relieves anxiety-related gastrointestinal upsets, reduces flatulence, and abdominal tension, and relaxes the large intestine. It is most effective when taken as a tea before or after meals and has no side effects.
  • Lemon Balm 60aps also soothes stomach distress.
  • Feverfew 60Tabs or Tincture used to relieve migraines can help with anxiety induced headaches.
  • St John’s Wort 60Tabs or Tincture can ease depression and restore emotional stability.
  • Avoid Ephedra as it can aggravate anxiety.

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