Intense, sometimes disabling fear or apprehension is a sign of an anxiety disorder, which can cause major distress in your life. At Dr. Badawy Complete Care in Wayne, New Jersey, board-certified family medicine physician Randa Hussein-Badawy, DO, provides anxiety management and treatment after a careful assessment of your condition. To learn more about anxiety and how to manage it, call Dr. Badawy Complete Care or book an appointment online today.
Anxiety is a heavy feeling of worry, fear, or uneasiness. Regardless of your mental state, you experience anxiety every so often throughout life as a response to stress. However, extreme anxiety, long-lasting anxiety, or anxiety that keeps coming back could be indicative of an anxiety disorder, such as generalized anxiety disorder, which causes anxious feelings all the time.
Everyday anxiety typically only affects you when you have a major event coming up, when you’re trying something new for the first time, or in other stress-inducing situations. However, anxiety from an anxiety disorder affects you at times when other people may think it seems irrational.
Long-term anxiety from a disorder can affect your well-being in numerous ways, some of which you might not expect. If your anxiety starts to affect your sleep, productivity, or close relationships, for example, it’s time to get an evaluation at Dr. Badawy Complete Care.
Not everyone experiences anxiety in the same way, and some of your triggers and symptoms are unique. A few of the most prevalent symptoms among various anxiety disorders are:
With generalized anxiety disorder, many different events and circumstances might trigger your anxiety. Individuals with social anxiety tend to feel worried around social situations, while people with phobias have an anxious reaction to specific objects or activities.
Anxiety attacks cause your symptoms to ramp up for a period of time. These attacks can build up slowly and often get worse as a specific event approaches. During an anxiety attack, you might experience your typical feelings of anxiety as well as other symptoms like:
Many of the symptoms of an anxiety attack are physiological. In addition to your fear or distress, you experience a physical reaction when your body releases the hormones cortisol and adrenaline.
Dr. Badawy Complete Care offers comprehensive, personalized treatment for anxiety so you can better manage your everyday symptoms and prevent anxiety attacks. For many individuals, lifestyle changes are sufficient in reducing anxiety symptoms. Your provider might encourage you to consume a healthier diet or get more exercise as an outlet for stress.
If you need additional treatment for anxiety, common options are medications and some form of psychotherapy or counseling. Sedatives, antidepressants, and beta-blockers are all common options for pharmaceutical anxiety treatment, and they work best alongside individualized counseling to teach you coping skills.
At Badawy Complete Care, you can also get osteopathic manipulation to manage anxiety. It’s a hands-on treatment that seeks to regulate all functions in your body, which are interconnected, by increasing blood circulation and lymphatic flow.
Learn more about anxiety and the care you need by reserving an appointment over the phone or online at Dr. Badawy Complete Care today.