What is Anxiety?

Now considered to be one of the most common disorders in the Western World. Anxiety Disorder can present itself in a few different ways, and is based around emotions of persistent frustration, worrying and fear. Anxiety can be reactive, to situations such as stress, loss, or trauma.  Anxiety may persist after the trigger/situation has passed.  Or it may happen for seemingly no reason! Anxiety can be mild, moderate or severe, and can effect many areas of our lives – work, study, relationships and physical health.  Women are twice as likely to develop an anxiety disorder than men.

Symptoms can include:

  • Racing Heat Beat (tachycardia), or Heart Palpitations
  • Sweating
  • Nervous Stomach – Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Dizziness / Fainting
  • Shaking / Trembling
  • Difficulty tolerating uncertainty or new situations
  • Fearful thoughts & obsessing over things that have not occurred
  • Irritability
  • Heavy Sighing
  • Muscle Tension
  • Fatigue ./ Headaches
  • Trouble sleeping, interrupted sleep, bad dreams.
  • Panic Attacks
  • Difficulty concentrating on work, study, everyday tasks.
  • Difficulty eating, Trouble swallowing, Loss of Appetite

If left untreated Chronic Anxiety Disorder’s can have dramatic effects, upon the health of the physical body.    Increasing the risk of dis-ease within the body such as:

  • IBS
  • Stomach Ulcers
  • Hypertension
  • Seizures
  • Migraines
  • Insomnia
  • Chronic Pain

People suffering with Chronic Anxiety Disorder maybe more prone to other mental health issues such as:

  • Substance abuse
  • Phobia’s
  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
  • Depression
  • Suicidal Thoughts

Causes & Triggers of Anxiety 

Causes may not always simply be reactive and related to emotional triggers.  Sometimes an anxiety disorder can be exacerbated by physical imbalances or disturbances, that once addressed, may reduce the symptoms of anxiety. These include:

  • Poor diet
  • Poor gut health
  • Leaky Gut
  • Liver Stress
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Infection
  • Chronic Illness

Natural Management of Anxiety

The best way to manage Anxiety Symptoms is to find the causes and triggers.  Nat will take the time to listen, creating a specific plan of support tailored to you. Management may include learning techniques to better handle stress, changes to diet, improved gut health, nutritional supplements and herbal remedies. If you have more questions call for a free 15 minute chat with Nat, to find out how she can help you – 0404019172.