Understanding Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Anxiety..Well, this is a familiar word for all of us! Often, we use statements like –
‘OMG! I am feeling anxious. India should win this match.’
‘I go blank during exams and forget what I have learned.’
‘Of god, this guy distracts me a lot. I feel nervous when he is around. Don’t know what to do!’
It’s normal to feel anxious sometimes, but if you worry excessively and feel the nervousness and tension that it interferes with your ability to function and relax, you may have Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD).
So how do you know if your anxiety is ‘normal’ or ‘excessive’? It’s normal to feel anxious when you get stuck in traffic and need to reach office on time for an important meeting. But, if you get anxious seeing a cyclone report on the news in a different country and stay awake the whole night worrying what if it hits your place, even though risks are minimal at best, you may have excessive anxiety levels.
Generalized Anxiety disorder can present itself in many forms. Few common anxiety disorder symptoms are –
- Constant worry and fear
- Inability to relax, enjoy quiet time, or feeling on ‘edge’
- Muscle tightness or body acnes
- Heart palpitations – feeling like your heart is racing
- Tensed feeling, trembles or shakes, cold chills, hot flashes
- Sweating and dry mouth
- Lightheadedness or headache
- Difficulty concentrating or focusing on things, irritability
- Overthinking plans and situations to all possible worse case outcomes
- Difficult handling uncertainty
- Not being able to sleep at all or to sleep well because you are in a constant state of worry
What causes it?
Although the precise cause of generalized anxiety disorder is unknown, scientific studies show that a combination of biological, genetic, cognitive, and environmental factors (stress, negative life events) play a significant role. At times, even the stress of positive events such as buying a new house or getting married can trigger anxiety disorder symptoms in those who are predisposed to GAD.
Find out whether you are predisposed to GAD with the help of GenoHomeopathy
GenoHomeopathy is a concept that integrates deep biological insights as provided by genetics with the power of homeopathy to deliver you personalized treatment.
The genetic report informs you whether you carry genetic variants associated with a high risk of developing generalized anxiety disorder and associated symptoms.
GAD often occurs along with other mental health disorders like phobias, panic disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, OCS, or depression, which can make diagnosis and treatment more challenging. With GenoHomeopathy, you can know your probability of having these disorders along with GAD much before they hit you rock bottom.
Based on your test reports, our doctors personalize a homeopathic treatment to prevent your chances of getting the disease. They combine your personality and genetic factor for scientific and targeted treatment and provide you a healthy lifestyle and dietary change for better treatment results.
Sooner you take the treatment, better are the results. Because like many other mental health problems, anxiety can be harder to treat if you wait. Be careful if you are addicted to any substances (alcohol, drug). They can cause or worsen your anxiety. Therefore, seek help if you can’t quit on your own. Also, be regular to your exercise routine. Numerous studies have assessed the effects of both short-term and long-term exercise on anxiety. Aerobic exercise programs appear to produce a larger effect than obtained with weight training and flexibility regimens, although all forms of exercise appear to be effective in improving mood.
If you choose to ignore the disorder, it may impair your ability to perform tasks efficiently and sap your energy. It may also increase your risk of depression, bowel problems like IBS or ulcers, migraine, and heart health issues. Hence, it is advised to take generalized anxiety disorder homeopathic treatment as soon as possible.
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