What Is Anxiety?
Anxiety, or extreme apprehension and worry, is a normal reaction to stressful situations. But in some cases, it becomes excessive and can cause sufferers to dread everyday situations.
This type of steady, all-over anxiety is called Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Other anxiety-related disorders include panic attacks—severe episodes of anxiety which happen in response to specific triggers—and obsessive-compulsive disorder, which is marked by persistent intrusive thoughts or compulsions to carry out specific behaviors (such as hand-washing).
Anxiety so frequently co-occurs with depression that the two are thought to be twin faces of one disorder. Like depression, it strikes twice as many females as males.
What is Causing Anxiety?
Apprehensive behavior, such as worry, causes anxiety.
Anxiety turns into a disorder – a term used to describe when a behavior causes a disruption to normal functioning – when worry and the anxiety it creates interfere with a normal lifestyle.
So, anxiety isn’t something we need to be afraid of. It’s a normal response to believing something could harm us. In fact, being afraid is a vital part of the body’s survival mechanism. We become afraid when we believe we, or someone or something we care about, could be in harm’s way.
The problem is that we are bombarded by stressors everyday that trigger the fight or flight response activating the brain to be worried or afraid. When this occurs over a period of time, the brain starts to dysregulate and it begins to run “too fast”. This process begins to imbalance oxygen, glucose, neurotransmitters and a host of nutrients which creates further spread brain and body breakdown and imbalance.
While the negative effects of acute or chronic anxiety may feel like a random, unknown, and uncontrollable disease, there’s a lot you can do to successfully address problematic anxiety. The problem is that most people don’t understand anxiety or know how to address it.
Anxiety disorders appear for specific reasons and have definite reasons why they persist. Once these reasons are identified and properly addressed, anxiety disorders, along with their sensations and symptoms, can be alleviated.
Here at Live Longer Medical we help our patients address and alleviate their anxiety with a comprehensive approach to include:
- BrainCore Neurofeedback Brain Wave Rebalancing to normalize your response to stress and optimize brain function.
- Mental Health Counseling to identify the triggers and address them so they don’t continue to cause anxiety and stress.
- Functional Brain Health to rebalance neurotransmitters, nutrients, blood sugar and oxygen uptake for optimized brain and body health and function.
- Medication as needed to manage the symptoms.
Why Live Longer Medical is different…
At our office we address your brain health with a comprehensive and personalized approach. We provide you with a plan, a partnership and a promise that will get to the root cause of your problem.
Our approach will thoroughly evaluate the biochemical and lifestyle factors that are connected to proper brain health and function. We provide brain mapping, psychosocial evaluations, functional testing and comprehensive care and support for our patients to determine the underlying cause of the problem instead of just focusing on symptoms.
By listening to your story and running the right testing we are able to offer you a very unique opportunity to get better. Our goal is to work with you to develop an easy to follow, life-long, strategy that can help you heal and thrive.